Portrait of one of New Zealand's most beautiful birds, the Pukeko. Pukeko is the Maori name for the Purple Swamphen.
I've seen a couple of Pukekos near Whatipu, the black sand beach west of Auckland, New Zealand.
Don't miss this royal fellow's companion, the Jester, in my other Pukeko Deviation: The Goofy Pukeko
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