The Tasmanian Native Hen is a large rail. It is olive brown above and grey underneath, becoming almost black at the belly. The bill is yellowish green and the bill is grey. The Tasmanian Native Hen can run very fast and is a good swimmer.
edges of lakes, creeks, swamps
water plants, seeds, insects, small crustaceans, small frogs
The Tasmanian Native Hen nest is a platform of grass, roots and leaves. Six to nine stone coloured eggs are laid.
only found in Tasmania
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Tasmanian Native Hen|
Relatives in same Genus
Dusky Moorhen (G. tenebrosa)
Black-tailed Native-hen (G. ventralis)