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Pūkeko is the common name, derived from the Māori language, for the Purple Pwamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) of New Zealand. The subspecies occurring there is Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, which is also found elsewhere in Australasia, including, in eastern Indonesia, the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Pūkeko is the common name, derived from the Māori language, for the Purple Pwamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) of New Zealand. The subspecies occurring there is Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, which is also found elsewhere in Australasia, including, in eastern Indonesia, the Moluccas, Aru and Kai Islands, as well as in Papua New Guinea and Australia.

The Kakapo is a relatively large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, a population of 130 remaining is estimated. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

The Kakapo is a relatively large, flightless, nocturnal, ground dwelling parrot of New Zealand. Critically endangered, a population of 130 remaining is estimated. Has a highly developed sense of smell.

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Howard Halliday - YouTube

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This is the old Urbonavicius farm in Anyksciai, Lithuania.  The hives were not working at this time , but had been on our previous visit. ...

This is the old Urbonavicius farm in Anyksciai, Lithuania. The hives were not working at this time , but had been on our previous visit. ...

Boys' High School, Dunedin, N.Z. Postcard from the S. M. Co.'s Series.

Boys' High School, Dunedin, N.Z. Postcard from the S. M. Co.'s Series.