This elagant bird is regarded by the Tungata whenua as a polite diner they (Maori) have a saying "he kotuku kai whatta" (a kotuku that feeds on its on reflection) ie. it will wait for others to eat before dining themselves. (See "Weetlands of New Zealand" J Hunt 2007)
Hey! this is my boat
In this mud there is Food?
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