Definition of bush-hen in English:

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An Australasian rail (bird) with plain brown and grey plumage.
  • Amaurornis olivaceus, family Rallidae. Alternative name: rufous-tailed moorhen.
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  • The same applies to the bush-hen, whose large nest is associated with the swelling round the taytu plant when tubers are plentiful…
  • The Bush-hens call throughout the night upon arrival.
  • The pond in Hidden Valley used by breeding Bush Hens would be clearly identified and protected from disturbance and/or hydrological effects during construction.

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