Moor hen


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(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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is also believed a raven and moor hen has died at the pool.
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.
In November 2006, a total of 5 samples with influenza virus (H5N1) were isolated from 1 healthy chicken and 4 visceral organs obtained from 1 live bird market (chicken) and 3 different food markets (moor hen, water cock, and quail).
That's why the fuss caused when Percy, one of the Queen's pelicans in St James's Park, London, devoured a moor hen in front of a group of American tourists from Louisiana, amazed me.
It is also believed a raven and moor hen have died at the pool too.