|In the South Island, New Zealand|
|Geographic range of the weka|
A weka (Gallirallus australis), also known as the Maori hen or woodhen, 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.
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- ↑ BirdLife International (2012). "Gallirallus australis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.old-form url
- ↑ Gill, Frank B. 2007. Ornithology. New York: Freeman, p. 30.