16 July 2019 Birds

Pukeko, Swamp Hen

A partially protected native bird. The range of Pukeko extends from southern Europe Africa, India, Southeast Asia , New Guinea , Melanesia, western Polynesia , Australia and New Zealand . It is believed to have been established in New Zealand sometime within the last 1,000 years. This quiet bird can be found along the stream side areas through Glen Douglas, and The Circus and sometimes into Douglas Park.