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Weka

Gallirallus australis (Sparrman, 1786)

The Weka or woodhen (Gallirallus australis) is a flightless bird species of the rail family. It is endemic to New Zealand, where four subspecies are recognized. Weka are sturdy brown birds, about the size of a chicken. As omnivores, they feed mainly on invertebrates and fruit. Weka usually lay eggs between August and January; both sexes help to incubate. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Gruiformes
Family:
  Rallidae
Genus:
  Gallirallus

Scientific:
  Gallirallus australis

Citation:
  (Sparrman, 1786)

Reference:
  Mus.Carls. fasc.1 no.xiv pl.14

Protonym:
  Rallus australis

Avibase ID:
  0136C1F3BED699F0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/0136C1F3

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176339


VULNERABLE

Geographic range:

  • Gallirallus australis australis: Western region of South I. (New Zealand)
  • Gallirallus australis greyi: North I. (New Zealand)
  • Gallirallus australis hectori: Formerly South I. (New Zealand); introduced Chatham Islands
  • Gallirallus australis scotti: Stewart, Solander and Codfish islands (off New Zealand)
English:
Weka
Czech:
chřástal weka
German:
Wekaralle
Danish:
Weka
Spanish:
Rascón Weka
Finnish:
vekaluhtakana
French:
Râle wéka
Icelandic:
Hænurella
Italian:
Weka
Japanese:
nyu-ji-randokuina
Japanese:
ニュージーランドクイナ
Dutch:
Weka
Norwegian:
Wekarikse
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Wekarikse
Polish:
weka
Portuguese:
Weka
Russian:
Пастушок-уэка
Slovak:
chriašteľ veka
Swedish:
wekarall
Ukrainian:
Уека, або пастушок новозеландський
Chinese:
新西兰秧鸡


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Râle wéka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Râle wéka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Weka Rail ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Weka Rail ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Gallirallus australis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Gallirallus australis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Gallirallus australis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Weka ( Gallirallus australis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallirallus australis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Gallirallus australis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Rascló weka, Weka
Czech: Chrástal weka, chřástal weka
Danish: Weka
German: Bindenralle, Wekaralle
English: Banded rail, Brown Weka, Buff Weka, Buff-banded rail, Eastern Weka, Kelp Hen, Maori Hen, North Island Woodhen, Pectoral rail, South Island Weka, South Island Woodhen, Troglodyte Rail, Weka, Weka Rail, Western Weka
English (IOC): Weka
Spanish: Rascón franjeado, Rascón Weka
Spanish (Spain): Rascón Weka
Spanish (HBW): Weka
Estonian: veeka (veekaruik)
Finnish: vekaluhtakana, Weka
French: Râle de Weka, Râle wéka, Râle Wékas austral
Hungarian: weka
Icelandic: Hænurella
Italian: Rallo delle Filippine, Rallo Weka, Weka
Japanese: nyuajiarandokuina, nyu-ji-randokuina
Japanese: ニュアジアランドクイナ, ニュージーランドクイナ
Scientific: Gallirallus australis, Gallirallus australis australis, Gallirallus troglodytes, Rallus australis, Rallus philippensis australis
Lithuanian: Veka
Maori: Weka
Dutch: Australische ral, Weka
Norwegian Nynorsk: Wekarikse
Norwegian: Wekarikse
Polish: weka
Portuguese: Weka
Russian: Пастушок-уэка
Slovak: chriašteľ veka
Serbian: Veka
Swedish: Wekarall
Turkish: Veka
Ukrainian: Уека, або пастушок новозеландський
Chinese: 新西兰秧鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 紐西蘭秧雞

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