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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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The ducks were not flying, so Natalie and I waded through deep water and serpentine marsh grass trying to get up on some prized kiwi marsh birds called "pukekos," which locals call "New Zealand's pheasant" but we can't seem to knock them down when they flush.
In a study of three social groups of Pukekos, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, no relationship was found between dominance status and reproduction.
Single- and multilocus DNA fingerprinting of communally breeding Pukeko: do copulations or dominance ensure reproductive success?