French: Gallinule aborigène German: Rotfuß-Pfuhlhuhn Spanish: Gallineta patirroja
Swan River, West Australia
Australia (mostly inland).
30–38 cm; male 250–530 (412) g, female 322–405 (364) g; wingspan 55–66 cm. Large, thickset rail with vertically fanned black tail, black undertail-... read more
Virtually unknown. Usually silent, but both sexes have sharp “kak” of alarm and rapid, harsh,... read more
Opportunistic, especially during influxes. Normally occurs in low rainfall areas at permanent or... read more
Food and feeding
Takes seeds, plant material and invertebrates (especially insects). Plant food includes grain, seeds of Polygonum, Triticum... read more
E & S Australia, usually Aug–Dec, but timing influenced by rainfall, especially after drought, when may breed any month; in SW,... read more
May make regular seasonal movements: reported as regular visitor in extreme SW, and reporting rates... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally widespread inland S of 20° S and W of Great Dividing Range, with scattered records from coastal and sub-coastal regions... read more
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