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|The Tasmanian Native Hen (Gallinula mortierii) is a large robust hen with a greenish bill and piercing blood-red eye confined to the island State of Tasmania. I was surprised to learn that this hen is flightless and yet it is quite common throughout its distribution. Prior to writing this note, I had thought that Emu and Cassowary were the only flightless birds in Australia. In size, it is similar to the Swamphen, around 50cm.|
Tasmanian Native Hens in habit wetland margins, along watercourse and farmland with short grass. We found this one in a camping reserve on Brunny Island about 40km from Hobart. Usually they walk along with their tail cocked-up, but al the shots I took with cocked tails came out blurred, even though they looked OK in the camera at the time.
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- [2007-05-01 8:01]
Voisi un oiseau qui paraît bien inquiet !
With green bill, red eyes, and flightless this is truly a special bird of Tasmania. Sharp focus and nice natural colors. Great pov and composition. Very well done and tfs.
a fine catch with very good low POW.
Fine details and nice coulours, especially the eye.
The compo is nice too.
- [2007-05-01 14:33]
Interesting flightless Swamphen, a species new to me and captured sharply and with good contrast against the BG. I like the pose and the glint of curiosity in the eye.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
Preciosa toma, parece que estaba atenta a la cámara, buena nitidez con luz agradable. Saludos
- [2007-05-06 10:44]
great shot of a uncommon bird I never heard of before! My compliments.