Definition of watercock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːtəkɒk/


A brown and grey aquatic Asian rail, the male of which develops black plumage and a red frontal shield in the breeding season.
  • Gallicrex cinerea, family Rallidae.
Example sentences
  • Birds caught in northern Bekasi for sale purposes are usually watercocks and egrets.
  • Indian blue-breasted banded rail, slatylegged banded crake, northern ruddy crake, whitebreasted waterhen, watercock, Indian moorhen, Indian purple moorhen are resident birds and can be seen on ponds, inundated paddy fields, etc.
  • Three poachers were caught red-handed trying to lure watercocks and yellow bitterns by using a recording of a bird's mating call here yesterday.

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