Definition of waterhen in English:


Syllabification: wa·ter·hen
Pronunciation: /ˈwôtərˌhen, ˈwä-


  • An aquatic rail, especially a moorhen or related bird.
    • Genera Gallinula and Amaurornis, family Rallidae
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    • Mr Deacon says that far from damaging wildlife, the lake and wetlands already attract kingfishers, mallards, woodpeckers, coots, waterhens, curlews, plovers, deer and foxes.
    • In summer we would go down to the Dingle Lodge to swim or look for birds nest and watch waterhens on the canal.
    • It is a much larger bird than the waterhen and it is intriguing to watch it as it conducts its underwater manoeuvres.

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