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.
When they get into the surrounding environment they can threaten native birds such as pukeko and kereru, as well as polluting nearby streams.
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.