Gallery - Photos tagged by kotuoko

Kotuku White Heron

In this mud there is Food?

Kotuku White Heron

Hey! this is my boat


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)