Unlike flying birds, the wings of penguins are short and stout.
According to , today, native hens only exist on the island of Tasmania.
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At last count, there were of them, compared to only around 3,250 back in the late 1980s.
They were an important food source for native New Zealanders and European settlers, and their numbers have declined dramatically over the past few hundred years.
Weka are charismatic birds that are often attracted to human activity.