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  • Black-tailed Native-hen

  • Tribonyx ventralis
  • The Black-tailed Native-hen is a large, stout, dark, fleet-footed rail with an erect narrow black tail which is held folded. The bird is mainly brownish-grey, with white spots on the flanks. The bill and frontal shield is green, with an orange-red lower mandible (‘jaw’). Legs and feet are bright pink. The eye is bright yellow. They are seen in pairs, parties and sometimes large groups.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=343
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Black-tailed Native-hen

  • The Black-tailed Native-hen is a large, stout, dark, fleet-footed rail with an erect narrow black tail which is held folded. The bird is mainly brownish-grey, with white spots on the flanks. The bill and frontal shield is green, with an orange-red lower mandible (‘jaw’). Legs and feet are bright pink. The eye is bright yellow. They are seen in pairs, parties and sometimes large groups.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Tribonyx ventralis
  • Gallinula ventralis
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 55
  • Size
  • 30-38cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=343
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/black-tailed-native-hen