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Definition of Hen harrier

Hen harrier
Hen Hen, n. [AS. henn, hen, h[ae]n; akin to D. hen, OHG. henna, G. henne, Icel. h?na, Dan. h["o]na; the fem. corresponding to AS. hana cock, D. haan, OHG. hano, G. hahn, Icel. hani, Dan. & Sw. hane. Prob. akin to L. canere to sing, and orig. meaning, a singer. Cf. Chanticleer.] (Zo["o]l.) The female of the domestic fowl; also, the female of grouse, pheasants, or any kind of birds; as, the heath hen; the gray hen. Note: Used adjectively or in combination to indicate the female; as, hen canary, hen eagle, hen turkey, peahen. Hen clam. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A clam of the Mactra, and allied genera; the sea clam or surf clam. See Surf clam. (b) A California clam of the genus Pachydesma. Hen driver. See Hen harrier (below). Hen harrier (Zo["o]l.), a hawk (Circus cyaneus), found in Europe and America; -- called also dove hawk, henharm, henharrow, hen driver, and usually, in America, marsh hawk. See Marsh hawk. Hen hawk (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of large hawks which capture hens; esp., the American red-tailed hawk (Buteo borealis), the red-shouldered hawk (B. lineatus), and the goshawk.

Meaning of Hen harrier from wikipedia

- The hen harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey. The genus name Circus is derived from Ancient Gr**** kirkos 'circle', referring to a bird of prey named...
- northernmost USA. While many taxonomic authorities split the northern harrier and the hen harrier into distinct species, others consider them conspecific. It migrates...
- (kirkos, "circle"), probably the hen harrier. The name harrier is thought to have been derived either from Harrier (dog), or by a corruption of harrower...
- prey named for its circling flight (kirkos, "circle"), probably the hen harrier and macrourus is "long-tailed", from makros, "long" and -ouros "-tailed"...
- prey named for its circling flight (kirkos, "circle"), probably the hen harrier, and pygargus is Modern Latin derived from Gr**** pugargos, from puge...
- prey named for its circling flight (kirkos, "circle"), probably the hen harrier. The specific aeruginosus is Latin for "rusty". Formerly, a number of...
- merlin and hen harrier). The hen harrier is the symbol of the AONB. In the Forest of Bowland and other upland areas of England, the hen harrier is under...
- Lush supported the first Hen Harrier Day, with all its UK stores prominently highlighting the illegal ****cution of hen harriers on upland grouse moors...
- the Protection of Birds manages the site for upland birds such as the hen harrier and black grouse. The reserve is within a Site of Special Scientific...
- next book, Bowland Beth: The Life of an English Hen Harrier, a study of the ****cution of the hen harrier on the grouse moors of the Forest of Bowland,...
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