6/2/14

pukekos

We don't usually see so many of these wild birds together, so I was surprised when we saw such a large group of them. They are probably a pair and their almost-grown offspring that we see occasionally on the drive.

They seemed to be quite curious about the car stopped on the road.

Apparently, these native birds are quite smart. They were trained for this local ad a few years ago. There are even videos on their website to teach you to train your pukeko!






11 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

What a silly but charming video! Yours are still looking for the paint I suppose.

jeannettestgermain said...

you're right, these birds are smart! I like their darkblue feathers!

Icy BC said...

The video is wonderful, and your shots of them are so cute!

Lina Gustina said...

Hahaha, like seeing the video. They are smart birds.

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J Bonafilla said...

What cool birds. I love how they walk. All the best, Bonny

SmilingSally said...

Hi Betty,

I love that little commercial; those birds certainly are intelligent. Thanks for sharing your blue today.

Happy Blue Monday!

marshaleith said...

great video...pretty weird looking birds!!!

Hannah said...

I like the video where the babies go into the house and the mom turns off the light that was carelessly left on. So cute!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Train your pukeko! Now that is a sentence that wouldn't make much sense to anyone over here (except for those of us who are lucky enough to look at your beautiful blog!)

Sonya Badgley said...

How adorable was that video? We don't have birds like that here but wow, they're pretty darn!
Happy Blue Monday! :)
Sonya

Annesphamily said...

A sweet video and great shot! Those birds remind me of my phamily!Out of five children three live here with us full time and one is married with her own phamily two doors away and the baby is the only one who spread his wings and went awya to college! LOL! I love them all though. In these difficult times that are coming in this world I am glad to have my phamily so close. This was a very interesting post. Thank you for sharing it.