Tasmanian native hen

noun

Definition of Tasmanian native hen

:a large, dark-colored, flightless rail (Tribonyx mortierii synonym Gallinula mortierii) native to Tasmania that has a yellow bill, red eyes, and an erect tail
  • Wallabies graze the lawns alongside wombats, while Tasmanian native hens strut about on their matchstick legs.
  • —Andrew BainThe Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald13 July 2013

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First Known Use of tasmanian native hen

circa 1924


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