Author(s): Natasha Fijn
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.
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.