Pūkeko are a familiar sight to most New Zealanders, and are caricatured or depicted in various ways – emphasising the bird’s bright red bill and forehead shield, its red eyes, long red legs, and large feet.
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Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith
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