Pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus)

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Pukeko (Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus). Intelligent bird full of character, found in grasslands, swamps and roadsides all over New Zealand. It is a protected native gamebird, with hunting allowed at certain times of the year, but it is not considered good to eat.

 

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