Wednesday, 26 October 2016

So Why are Tasmanian Native-hens Known as Turbo Chooks?

The flightless Tasmanian Native-hen (Gallinula mortierii) belongs to the Rallidae family (rails, coots, swamphens). Colloquially they are referred to as the Turbo Chook.

So why is it called the Turbo Chook?  Watch the video to find out.




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7 comments:

  1. Very interesting and I am very pleased that I don't have them in my yard!

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    1. Thanks mick. Yeah they're a little bit on the noisy side :-)

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  2. Hey there, again. I just realized that I had your site out of order on SiteHoundSniffs.com. For I had it in my head that this was Nature of Tasmania when it is actually being The Nature of Tasmania. I have made the change--including renaming how I had your header uploaded, which is what the search bar looks for. I am sorry for any confusion this may of caused. At least the mistake was caught early instead after thousands of sites were added to the listings, and visitors became used to it being out of order.

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  3. Hello!:) Their bronze and green plumage is beautiful, and I enjoyed watching them run so fast, but they do make a terrible racket.:))

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    1. Thanks Breathtaking. Glad you enjoyed the video. Thanks for watching.

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  4. Cracking name - could not help but laugh the first time I saw these birds!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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