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the pukeko, a swamp-dwelling bird native to NZ, one of the few that hasn't become endangered or extinct


Pūkeko are found on New Zealand's main islands and in the Chatham and Kermadec Islands. The same subspecies, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, of the Purple Swamphen is also found in mainland Australia, eastern Indonesia, the Mollucas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea.