Monday, 23 August 2021

Tasmanian Native Hen

Tasmanian Native Hens are good swimmers and fast runners with strong legs therefore some people call them 'turbo chooks'. The chooks can run up to 50km hour are plentiful  near marshes, rivers and so on. The Native Hen is protected.


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    1. No they can't be hunted for food Norma as they are protected because they are native to Tasmanian, Australia where I live.

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  2. I love it, good that well looked after, the Tasmanian Native Hen is so beautiful.

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    1. They are a lovely bird Bob and plentiful where I took these photos of them at least they don't run off, just wary.

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  3. Dear friend! This is the first time i have seen this hen "Turbo chooks". Does its community crowded or they are dcreasing day by day?

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    1. No they are not decreasing there are plenty of them in various areas of Tasmania, Australia where I live. The hens are social within their own community.

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    2. Good to hear that Dear friend! It looks so friendly and cute,

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  4. Какой интересный экземпляр!
    Голова как у голубя, шея как у гуся, тело как у куропатки, а ноги как у курицы.
    А они умеют летать?

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    1. You are very observant and no they can't fly, they just run fast.

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  5. They have beautiful eyes! Are they always red?

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    1. They do have vivid red piercing eyes and yes I do believe they are always red.

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  6. 50kph? That IS fast. Love the name 'turbo chook' and am glad they are protected. Thanks for introducing them to me.

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    1. Very fast, gone in a flash so to speak. I've seen them running fast but not 50kph I expect they would do that only on an odd occasion.
      You are welcome.

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    1. Recall you both wondering if you would see any - and there you were seeing plenty. PS. I let them all know when you were coming :)

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  8. Heipsan,
    this bird looks nice. Just different as we have.

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    1. Your cooks would be the same as the ones we have on farms and so on, these Native Hens are not eaten being protected.

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  9. Wow! Very talented birds. That’s really fast.

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    1. Sandi, it is or was real but I can see what you mean :)

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  11. Me asombra la gran velocidad que tiene al correr.

    Besos

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    1. It is amazing that they can go that fast if necessary.

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  12. Never seen this hen before but I rarely see hrnd

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    1. Well can understand that Jo-Anne, native to Tasmania and wouldn't see them in the city though they are not far from my city.

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  13. Não conhecia!
    Obrigada, por partilhar, Margaret!
    Um viajante beijinho!
    Megy Maia🌺🍀🍁

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  14. I've not heard of them. They do look rather hen like.

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    1. They do look like a normal hen, plenty of them about Andrew.

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  15. I have not seen them before. They do look stronger and tougher than our local hens.

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  16. Hi, wow amazing creature. its like snipe in malaysia,

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  17. Wow--- Looks like a cross between our coot and a roadrunner. Great shots!

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  18. What a beautiful and elegant bird! Great shots!

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  19. Wow so interesting about that bird!We do not have alot of them over here they are very shy!Thanx for sharing!

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  20. Bellissime e molto particolari.
    Grazie per la condivisione.

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  21. Thank you for sharing this very interesting bird Margaret. Lovely to see! :)

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  22. Se parece más a una paloma. Buenas fotos.
    Buen Martes Margaret.
    Un abrazo.

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  23. Hi Margaret, the Tasmanian Native Hen is an interesting bird especially with those red eyes/. Glad you were able to capture a photo to post, Margaret. Also thanks for the well wishes on our recent anniversary, much appreciated.

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  24. Hello Margaret,
    What a great shots!!
    Fantastic to see this special hen. Very nice how he wants to pose for you as a model.

    Greetings, Marco

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  25. I'm probably called lots of names, but "Turbo Chook" definitely won't be one of them!! :)

    I hope all is well down your way, Margaret. :)

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    1. Lol..all is well down here thanks Lee. We can go about our business freely.

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  26. Muy bello el modo en que la has captado.
    Un saludo, amiga

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  27. How beautiful the Tasmanian Native Hens are. Great captures.
    I didn't know these birds.

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