Mystic Quilter who gets to see this bird as part of her life in New Zealand. I have never seen one myself (until today) although I did get some pukeko fabric (once again under the influence of Mystic Quilter). The pukeko, also known as the purple swamp hen, is my purple bird contribution for the Rainbow Scrappy challenge...better late than never!
But here is my complaint. I went back through all of the Mystic Quilter blog posts and found no mention of how extremely sensitive pukekoes are about their toes! Seriously! So if you are thinking of going near pukeko toes, make sure you have your seam ripper handy and lots of patience.