This virtual exhibition was created by freelance curator, wordsmith and exhibition-ist Bettina Anderson of Pukeko Blue Science Communication Ltd
It's based on fact and fiction drained from a range of reputable sources:
Beautiful New Zealand Birds, Alex L. Scott, Pioneer Pharmacy Ltd, Palmerston North 1999.
Which New Zealand Bird? Andrew Crowe. Illustrations: Dave Gunson. Penguin 2001.
Collins Field Guide to New Zealand Wildlife, Terence Lindsay & Rod Morris. Harper Collins 2007.
Pukeko - indominable swamphen. Ian Jamieson. NZ National Geographic Issue 21: Jan-Mar 1994
My thanks to David Anthony Clark for access to some of the superb NZ soundscape tracks off his Paradise New Zealand CD.
Credit must go too to Travis Wetland in Christchurch - my temporary home one summer as a budding graduate hydrologist, and the source of my love affair with the funny blue bird that lived there.