Pukeko – New Zealand Native Bird

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The Pukeko (also known as the swamp hen) is one of New Zealand’s most recognised birds to locals and tourists alike. Their startling colours stand out against New Zealand’s greenery and they are truly a beautiful and magnificent bird.



17 thoughts on “Pukeko – New Zealand Native Bird

  1. I was given a recipe for pukeko once by an old possum trapper:

    * huge pot half filled with water
    * oodles of logs
    * pinch of salt


    * boil bird for thirty-six hours
    * throw away bird
    * eat the pot

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