Our simplistic view of the pūkeko is a "brainless kamikaze lacking in roadsense" - but these highly sociable birds keep scientists guessing and take environmental change in their cheeky stride...
Pūkeko have adapted well to changes wrought by humans, highways and hunters... [more]
Roadsides are dangerous places for birds... [more]
Life in the swamp involves extended family and a bit of frolicking... [more]
Pūkeko breed from August through to February... [more]
Super-nanny pooks have successfully fostered takahē chicks and eggs... [more]
It seems Māori had a bit of a love-hate relationship with the cheeky pūkeko... [more]
How do you spot a teenage pūkeko?