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Weka

Gallirallus australis

Description:

Funny story on this bird is that my girlfriend called me in all excitement that she had probably spotted a Kiwi. You can imagine my excitement and disappointment.

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8 Comments

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 8 years ago

Oh great spotting and nice story :)

Congratulations!!!!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congrats Antoine, this spotting was featured in our bird quiz! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

FoTony
FoTony 10 years ago

So are chickens. ;)

They're cute though!

FoTony
FoTony 10 years ago

I was disappointed too, I was hoping to see one Kiwi and it turned out to be a NZ chicken.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Yes, I can imagine. I saw one of these early one morning while we were in NZ and was disappointed because it was not a KIwi.

Liam
Liam 10 years ago

A great bird nontheless. Nice series of photos.

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

New Zealand

Spotted on Jan 9, 2010
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

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