Pukeko with attitude, Whangaruru,
Northland, New Zealand.
Penguins, parrots, fantails, tuis, pukekos, oystercatchers, wekas and of course kiwis are just a few of New Zealand’s unique and fabulous feathered inhabitants. New Zealand’s isolation, temperate climate, and lack of native mammal predators created the perfect petrie dish for exotic birds.
Months before arriving in New Zealand, back in American Samoa, we were primed to seek out the country’s almost freakish feathery natives after watching