Kōrero: Estuaries

Pūkeko with hatchling

Pūkeko with hatchling

The pūkeko or swamp hen (Porphyrio melanotus) is a common resident of the rushlands that border estuaries and associated waterways. Found throughout New Zealand, pūkeko graze on swamp vegetation and nearby pastures, as well as eating insects, eggs and ducklings.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10028831
Photograph by M. F. Soper

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - The estuary ecosystem', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4622/pukeko-with-hatchling (accessed 21 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006