Great postcard from Susan, thanks a lot!!
Pūkeko is a common name derived from the Māori language for the purple swamphen of New Zealand. These birds are also find in Australia. Pūkeko is protected but may be hunted in open season in some areas. Although a reluctant flyer, the Pūkeko is a fast runner and is common sight throughout the country's wet land and waterways.
source: wikipedia & postcard