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water hen

also wa·ter·hen (wô′tər-hĕn′, wŏt′ər-)
n.
Any of various waterbirds of the family Rallidae, as the gallinule, rail, or coot, that inhabit marshland.
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water hen

n
(Animals) another name for gallinule
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wa′ter hen`

or wa′ter•hen`,


n.
2. the American coot, Fulica americana.
[1520–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water hen - a coot found in North Americawater hen - a coot found in North America  
coot - slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks
2.water hen - any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic henswater hen - any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
aquatic bird - wading and swimming and diving birds of either fresh or salt water
Florida gallinule, Gallinula chloropus cachinnans - North American dark bluish-grey gallinule
Gallinula chloropus, moorhen - black gallinule that inhabits ponds and lakes
purple gallinule - gallinules with showy purplish plumage
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Filinvest City - thanks to its creek and canopies - serves as a natural habitat to bird species like Barred Rail, White-breasted Waterhen, White-throated Kingfisher, Little Egret, Black Crown Night Heron, Brown shrike, Chestnut-cheeked Starlings and more.
Among them were the Philippine Duck, Yellow Bitern, the Black and Grey Night Heron, the Great Egret, the Western Osprey, the Barred Rail, the White-Breasted Waterhen, the Pacific Golden Plover, the Marsh Sandpiper, the Spotted and Zebra Doves, the Philippine Pied Fantail and many more.
With the whole barrage being removed and a new one being installed, that will take no less than one- and- a- half month, the notified protected area for birds will vanish totally." Resident birds which come to breed here in March include spot- billed duck, Indian moorhen, black- winged stilt, purple heron, egrets, white- breasted waterhen, Oriental darter and blackcrowned night heron among others.
Flies to try for early season brown trout include: Greenwell Spider, March Brown, Waterhen Bloa, Partridge and Orange, Snipe and Purple, PTN, and Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear sizes 12 or 14.
The elimination of the waste water ponds will result in the loss of many species from the area such as White Breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus), Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) and many more as their habitat will be changed.
Gordon Martell, Waterhen Lake Cree First Nation, Sask., Leadership
The term Isabelline is also applied to species of birds that are more sandy or cream colored than their sibling species (for example, Isabelline Waterhen, Amaurornis isabelIina; Isabelline Wheatear, Oenanthe isabellina; and Rufous-tailed Shrike, Lanius isabellinus).
The murders of Mary Jane Serloin, Shelley Napope, Eva Taysup and Calinda Waterhen, four Indigenous women killed by a white male in Saskatchewan in the 19905.
"I figure you are going to Waterhen lodge, want a lift?" he asked.
The other First Nations that submitted bids to host the games were Waterhen Lake, George Gordon, Lac La Ronge and Little Pine.