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Tasmanian Native-hen
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Tasmanian Native-hen

Tasmanian Native-hen
These flightless birds are apparently quite common in Tasmania. This one was near the Coal River.

Minty Chewson, ~ erin ~, Monica Meeneghan, Dynamo and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo

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Tacheles club
Surely they can run as fast as the wind, because they cannot fly.
Just in case they are edible ;))
6 years ago. Edited 6 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Tacheles club
I think they are now protected, Norbert. Still, for you and the others who have wondered about one of these as a Christmas treat, here's an old recipe that has been suggested for use with most Australian native birds:

1. Prepare the bird and place it in a large pot
2. Add your preferred herbs and spices
3. Add a large stone and cover the whole lot with water
4. Boil for several hours
5. When the stone has softened, discard the bird and eat the stone. LOL
6 years ago.
Tacheles club has replied to tiabunna club
ROFL, thanks.
I know this recipe with a horseshoe instead a stone ;))
6 years ago.
Beautiful shot!
Fabulous picture!
Lovely work!
6 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to pajmcb
Thank you, Pete.
6 years ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
bel oiseau ! !
6 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Betty【ツ】 club
Merci, Betty.
6 years ago.
 Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Splendid capture!
6 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Peter Van Der Houwen
Thank you, Peter.
6 years ago.
sasithorn_s club
Outstanding capture of this interesting bird! Wonderful detail and colors!
6 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to sasithorn_s club
Thank you.
6 years ago.
well spotted & captured...
6 years ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Dynamo
Thank you, AJ.
6 years ago.

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