Bird Tasmanian Native-hen (Gallinula mortierii)

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Scientific name: Gallinula mortierii

Common Name: Tasmanian Native-hen

Order: Gruiformes

Family: Rallidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: Endemic to Tasmania, found in the North and the East of the State.

Habitat: Grasslands, cleared areas, typically found near swamps, dams and rivers.

Field Notes: A large flightless bird - large yellow bill, red eye, brown head, back and wings, slate grey underparts, black tail, grey legs.

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