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What

Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

Observer

grahame

Date

September 16, 2014

Description

Something I've never seen before.
A clan fight over who is the "Big Puke"
A good 5 min scrap while I was watching and it was going on before.
Started with a show of strength of pushing and raking each others breasts.
Got into full on head picking, feet chomping and other of the birds around stomping.
Also one other fight on the side.
9 birds
The dude with the biggest tarsus won ..........
Go figure

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