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Weka
Gallirallus australis LC0248.jpg
In the South Island, New Zealand
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Gallirallus
Species:
australis
Gallirallus australis distribution map.svg
     Geographic range of the weka

A weka (Gallirallus australis), also known as the Maori hen or woodhen, is a flightless bird in the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand. There are four subspecies. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. They feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit.

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