A fantastic learning tool for teaching children 5 to 8 years about one of New Zealands well-known Pukeko birds.
Found in rural and urban areas, the pukekos story is one of amazing adaptability. This book tells the reader about where pukeko stand in the bird world, how they look after their eggs and then raise their babies, family groups, what different behaviours mean, where they live and what we can do to help preserve these colourful birds.
Natasha Fijn has also written Kea in the Reed New Zealand Birds series. She is a qualified scientist, with a special interest in animal behaviour. Natasha has been involved in documentaries for the BBC, research work on various animals? behaviour, and is soon to realise a lifelong dream of studying the relationship between the people and horses of Mongolia. Rod Morris has contributed in a very large way to the stunning photographic content of our Nature Kids series. Until recently he worked for TVNZ?s Natural History unit in filmwork, but is now concentrating on extending his 100,000+ picture library.