Native hen

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(Zool.) an Australian rail (Tribonyx Mortierii).

See also: Native

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Graham Bell, chairman of North Northumberland Bird Club, said: "I feel it is shameful that our native hen harrier has been reduced virtually to extinction.
The average body weight at 12 weeks of age as well as mean egg weight in Azerbaijan's native hens was more than other reports on native fowls in other parts of Iran, such as Yazd, Fars, Mazandaran and Isfahan (Emamgholi Begli et al.
Other water birds also use the wetland, including Latham's Snipe, Dotterels, Blackwinged Stilts, Spoonbills, Crakes, Native Hens and migratory shore birds.
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