11/7/12

pukekos





10 comments:

Carletta said...

I don't know that I've ever heard of one of these.
I like the unique bluish/black feathers.
I like the first shot where you caught it in step.
Lovely WBW post!

eileeninmd said...

Cool bird, love those funny looking feet. Great shots!

mick said...

Great photos. I grew up with the name pukeko and still forget and call the Purple Swamphen by that name.

Babzy said...

never seen these kind of birds here :)

Wally Jones said...

A relative of our Purple Gallinule here in Florida. A few escaped from an exhibit several years ago and we now have a small population of our own Pukekos in the state.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

What an interesting-looking bird! Being from the Midwest (U.S.), it reminds me of a chicken at first glance with extra large feet!

I'm joining in on this meme today, from seeing your post. :-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very fun cool looking bird, those big feet made me smile...strutting it stuff~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I was going to say maybe about what Wally in the comment above knew for sure....they do look alike...I love seeing "ours"...as I know you do yours..

Neil said...

Beautiful photos.

Stewart M said...

These are great birds - I remember seeing them on my one and only (short) trip to NZ.

Thanks for linking to WBW. I was in Oman all last week, hence the slow reply!

Stewart M - Australia