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Pūkeko, Porphyrio porphyrio melanotus, AV283

Physical Description

Study skin of a pukeko, with its body in a straight line with the legs and tail, the head tilted so the beak is pointing up, and the wings folded against the body. The legs are crossed in front of the tail and tied with string.
Carcass is in a 1L glass Agee jar with a white plastic screw-top lid.

Field Collection

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 85 x 105 x 550mm

Sex

Female

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