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Weka
In the South Island, New Zealand
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae
Genus: Gallirallus
Binomial name
Gallirallus australis

A weka 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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