Natasha Fijn writes about how pukeko came to New Zealand, their biology, where they live and how they have adapted to their changing environments, how they breed and rear their babies, their behaviours, and how we can help to preserve their populations. Full colour photographs throughout.
Table of Contents
Is that a pukeko?; Parts of the pukeko; Pukeko facts; The 'purple swamphen'; The pukeko's past; Takahe: the awkward cousin; The pukeko parenting experiment; A pukeko's home; Pukeko communication; The bill; The tail; Calls; Group living; Pukeko babies; Food; Danger!; Swampy souvenirs.
All you ever want to know about this wonderful bird is in this book.Wonderful photos.Did you know that these birds originally came from Australia,and that can feed by grasping food with it's foot and also that they are very strong fliers.Just a few interesting tips.But most of all my son loves these birds and looks out for them where ever we go.So take a peek at this wonderful book.
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