Black-tailed Native-hen
Murray Mallee Region
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Cranes (Gruiformes)
Family: Rails (Rallidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black-tailed Native-hen (Tribonyx ventralis)
This Photo:     Darker
Synonym: Gallinula ventralis

Thank you Stephen Cox for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
A dusky coloured, large bird, with a black tail that pops up if they feel threatened.
Their beak is pale green on top and orange under. Legs are pale red to orange.

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This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)