This is a pukeko, a native bird of New Zealand. Colourful and comical this fellow is just about as well known as the kiwi. I found this fellow at Pukekura Park's Brooklands Bowl, New Plymouth, scene of WOMAD in March. I'd no sooner sat down than he came a-running, unusual to say the least and a sign that he's grown accustomed to humans in the confines of the park.

This is a pukeko, a native bird of New Zealand. Colourful and comical this fellow is just about as well known as the kiwi. I found this fellow at Pukekura Park’s Brooklands Bowl, New Plymouth, scene of WOMAD in March. I’d no sooner sat down than he came a-running, unusual to say the least and a sign that he’s grown accustomed to humans in the confines of the park.