Moor hen


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Related to Moor hen: Common Moorhen, Purple Moorhen
(Zool.) The female of the moor fowl.
A gallinule, esp. the European species. See Gallinule.
An Australian rail (Tribonyx ventralis).

See also: Moor, Moor, Moor

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He added: "We have coots, moor hen, mallards, about 100 black headed gulls that have come in from Belfast Lough, a couple of mute swans and in the middle of it all an amazing black swan, pure black with a red bill.
Since the couple took over the Bonny Moor Hen, a 100-year-old hostelry in Front Street, Stanhope, Weardale, two and a half years ago trade has been brisk.
Derrydale had recipes for such delicacies as curlew, land rail, moor hen and muskrat.
positive Bird species market market samples results ([dagger]) Chicken 204 3 207 1 Duck 59 2 61 2 Quail -- 396 396 5 Pigeon 6 -- 6 -- House sparrow 112 6 118 -- Water cock -- 27 27 2 Water hen -- 33 33 -- Swamp hen -- 1 1 -- Crake -- 1 1 -- Moor hen -- 80 80 2 Total 381 549 930 12 * Sample source: swabs.
The event aims to teach primary school children how to tell an ash from an oak and a coot from a moor hen.