Pukeko - Coloured
The pūkeko is probably one of the most recognised native birds in New Zealand with its distinctive colourings and habit of feeding on the ground.
Pūkeko is the New Zealand name for the purple swamphen.
Pūkeko are commonly seen along marshy roadsides and low-lying open country, the bird's range has increased with agricultural development.
Unlike many other native birds, the pūkeko has adapted well to new habitats, such as grassed paddocks, croplands and even city parks, a necessity brought about by disappearing wetlands.
This brooch measures 65x42 mm