Meet The Cast

BRO & BRO

BRO aka Mr. Pukeko

Character: BRO
Conservation Status: New Zealand native bird, abundant everywhere
Height: 51 cm
Weight: 1050 g
Appearance: Deep blue with black head and upper body part, under tail white flicks as he
walks, bill scarlet, eyes red, legs and feet orange red, good swimmer, swift runner, flies short distance
Diet: Aquatic vegetation, grasses, clover, seeds, berries, insects, worms, frogs, eels
Call: Loud unmusical screech
Habitat: Wetlands, estuaries, parks, lakes, swampy, wet grassy areas
Nesting: August to November, male birds carry out most incubation
IQ: Intelligent

BRO aka Mr. Tui

Character: BRO
Conservation Status: New Zealand native bird, abundant everywhere
Height: 30 cm
Weight: 125 g
Appearance: Looks dark but with green bluish-purple and bronze sheen, back and flanks
dark reddish brown, slightly curved bill, with two white throat tufts or poi
Diet: Mainly nectar, flax, fruit, insects, pollen and seeds
Call: Distinctive and beautiful croaking, has rich melodic notes, able to imitate human speech
Habitat: Native forest, scrub, land with kowhai, gum and flax, parks, gardens
Nesting: November to January
IQ: Intelligent