pukeko


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pukeko

(ˈpʊkəkəʊ)
n, pl -kos
(Animals) a wading bird, Porphyrio melanotus, of New Zealand, with a brightly coloured plumage
[Māori]
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Not long after we sighted the swamp hen or pukeko native to the country.
Gatland loves horse racing and has a share in a couple of horses in New Zealand, explaining: "One is in Pukeko and there is another one, a youngster, who is hopefully going to grow up to be alright.
The deerstalkers were contracted by the government to carry out a cull of the common pukeko bird in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
Mitral valve insufficiency with congestive heart failure in a pukeko. J Am Vet Med Assoc.
It's hardly surprising that New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures, Richard Taylor and Weta, the team behind the Hobbit movies, were keen to do justice to such a beloved creation with a mix of stunning model work and CGI animation.
The major new children's series - a co-production between ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures in association with world-famous Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar) - is set to debut internationally in Spring 2015 in the UK exclusively on ITV and CITV.
The co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop wanted to revive Gerry Anderson's futuristic marionette TV series, which was an international hit in the 1960s.
9 ( ANI ): A new study has discovered that a New Zealand bird, called Pukeko, which shows off its status on its head, could give valuable information about social behaviours of all creatures, including human beings.
When pukeko cops a head-full of poop one day, he declares war and tosses a lot and hits a heron.
Habitat variation in the social organization of a communal gallinule, the pukeko, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus.