Weka

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Weka
Gallirallus australis LC0248.jpg
In the South Island, New Zealand
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Gallirallus
Binomial name
Gallirallus australis

A weka is a flightless bird in the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand. There are four subspecies. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. They feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Gallirallus australis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  2. Gill, Frank B. 2007. Ornithology. New York: Freeman, p. 30.