Site Meter Tasmanian Native-hen Tribonyx / Gallinula mortierii
Tasmanian Native-hen Tribonyx mortierii
(aka Gallinula mortierii)
Tasmanian Native-hen, Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image Tasmania, Australia
February 2006

The Tasmanian Native-hen is endemic to Tasmania. It is found in grassy habitats at the edges of streams, wetlands, woodlands and farmland.

Tasmanian Native-hen, Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image It is flightless with olive-brown upperparts, a black tail and grey underparts shading to black under the tail. There is a whitish patch on the flank. The bill is yellow-green, the eyes are red and the legs are grey.

It feeds on seeds, leaves and the occasional insect.

Tasmanian Native-hen, Maria Island, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
Tasmanian Native-hen, Spreyton Arboretum, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
Juvenile Tasmanian Native-hen, Spreyton Arboretum, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
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