|Tasmanian Native-hen Tribonyx mortierii
(aka Gallinula mortierii)
The Tasmanian Native-hen is endemic to Tasmania. It is found in grassy habitats at the edges of streams, wetlands, woodlands and farmland.
|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.
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