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Tasmanian Native Hen

Tasmanian Native Hen - Photography by Barbara Butler

Not to be confused with the Dusky Moorhen or Purple Swamphen, this native flightless hen is now confined to Tasmania, its relatives on the mainland made extinct by the dingo perhaps. They have a unique social behaviour called polyandry. http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=5126

Photography by Barbara Butler

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