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Monday, March 1, 2010

Pukeko
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One of my favourite New Zealand birds. The photo was taken at the Hamilton Lake.
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The Pukeko is a wading bird which gets much of its natural food from under the surface of water. These birds can fly, but in Hamilton I have never yet seen one on the wing or up in a tree, though I have in other parts of the country. Perhaps in Hamilton they are just too lazy?
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They are attractive birds with their blue and black colouring and red 'caps' and beaks.

2 comments:

Pete said...

Pukeko as promised, thanks Dave hehe. Nice close up shot :)

Dave said...

Thanks Pete. Our mates huh? - Dave

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