With its purpleish blue body and fab orange legs, the pūkeko has become a kiwiana icon, even though it’s actually an import, dropping in from Australia about a thousand years ago. If you’ve seen pūkeko fly across a small ditch you’ll wonder how on earth they made it over the big one. Awkward in the air but elegant on the feet, pūkeko are at their best wading, running and having a laugh in big social groups. Similar to the endangered takahē, pūkeko is the swamphen that got a zillion times luckier. Cool up your garden with this sensational bird.
Our Pūkeko is:
- 30cm high by 19cm wide (includes measurement of the branch/spike)
- Easily installed with the tap of a hammer (pre-drill hard wood)
- Crafted in 3mm Corten® ‘weathering’ Steel to form a beautiful patina that changes with the seasons
The perfect gift for a kiwiana-lover