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The Weka (Gallirallus australis) is an endemic bird of New Zealand that has during the evolution lost the ability to fly like the famous Kiwi. It is very opportunistic and can eat various foods or sadly even human waste. This image of Weka was taken on a beach in Ulva island in New Zealand wich is "predatory free" because cleared of introduced mammals predators. The bird was not shy at all and came a few meters from me in search of mussels to eat at low tide. The Weka a is an endangered bird ranked vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

© Lucas Mugnier / Biosphoto

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Image size: 5472x3648 pixels (18.2"x12.2" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-10-29

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Wild animal / Mollusk / Bivalve / Lamellibranche / Mussel

Wild animal / Bird / Surfbird / Rattling / Weka (Gallirallus australis)

Area / Strand / Sand shore / Sand beach

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Apteros


Species / Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) / CITES Appendix 2

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Threatened endangered species / Vulnerable (IUCN) VU

Species / Species particularity / Endemic

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Rock fragment / Rock (stone)

Oceania / New Zealand / Steward Island

Shot / Overview

Shot / Front shot


Motion / Locomotion / Gait / Walk

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Tetrapoda / Aves / Gruiformes / Rallidae / Gallirallus

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