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Water hen
Water hen Wa"ter hen` 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any gallinule. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The common American coot.
water hen
Gallinule Gal"li*nule, n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family Rallidae. They are remarkable for running rapidly over marshes and on floating plants. The purple gallinule of America is Ionornis Martinica, that of the Old World is Porphyrio porphyrio. The common European gallinule (Gallinula chloropus) is also called moor hen, water hen, water rail, moor coot, night bird, and erroneously dabchick. Closely related to it is the Florida gallinule (Gallinula galeata). Note: The purple gallinule of Southern Europe and Asia was formerly believed to be able to detect and report adultery, and for that reason, chiefly, it was commonly domesticated by the ancients.

Meaning of Water hen from wikipedia

- Waterhen may refer to: Common moorhen or common waterhen, a bird species in the rail family Amaurornis rails, a genus of birds in the rail family Various...
- and tailplane) survived. Water Bird was succeeded by the Lakes-built Water Hen, their first complete product. It was initially almost identical to its...
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- Poland and then internationally, including The Cuttlefish (1956) and The Water Hen (1969). Visual artist Paulina Olowska produced Witkiewicz's Mother at...
- Moorhens—sometimes called marsh hens—are medium-sized water birds that are members of the rail family (Rallidae). Most species are placed in the genus...
- Cuttlefish (1956) and The Water Hen (1969) were regarded as his best achievements during this time. A 1972 performance of The Water Hen was described as "the...
- Guineafowl (/ˈɡɪnifaʊl/; sometimes called "pet speckled hen", or "original fowl") are birds of the family Numididae in the order Galliformes. They are...
- around or near a hen ("a circle dance"), often lowering the wing which is closest to the hen. The dance triggers a response in the hen and when she responds...
- The American coot (Fulica americana), also known as a mud hen or pouldeau, is a bird of the family Rallidae. Though commonly mistaken for ducks, American...
- to by the French name "poule d'eau", which translates into English as "water hen" or "moorhen". Coots are omnivorous, eating mainly plant material, but...
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