Author(s): Betty Brownlie
Although ungainly in the air, pukeko are a common sight poking around near the swamps where they make their homes. Did you know that a female pukeko will choose the best-looking nest in which to lay her eggs even if there are already eggs in it? This fascinating look at our swamphen's lifestyle and habits is accompanied by wonderful photographs and illustrations.
Finalist for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2011
Finalist in 2011 New Zeland Post Children's Book Awards
Recognised for the high standard of her artwork, Betty has had a life-long fascination with the natural world that lead her to embark on the first title in this series. Sadly RSI has restricted the amount of work she can undertake in recent years.