Tasmanian native hen
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 Bain, The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, 13 July 2013
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