Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Pukeko Is Voted Bird Of The Year!

The Pukeko has been voted 'Bird of the Year' by New Zealanders.
The wetland bird that's thought to have landed on New Zealand shores around a thousand years ago from Australia is also known as a Purple Swamphen or a Purple Gallinule.
Whatever name it's called, you'll find it in the US, Africa, parts of Europe, Asia and Melanesia.
It's now won New Zealand Forest and Bird's Annual election and should be, in my opinion, sworn in as the country's new prime minister and invited to form a government.
Perhaps we could all really fly...
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1 comment:

  1. I love those birds swarming everywhere all over NZ. But I NEVER saw them in Europe.