Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of Cape hen in English:
The white-chinned petrel of southern oceans, with mainly dark brown plumage.
- Procellaria aequinoctialis, family Procellariidae
- Above them and about them circled curious and hungry albatrosses, Cape hens, and mollyhawks.
- We lost a Cape hen that decided to perch on top of the flange on a freezing night.
- Adult Cape hens often have coral pink colour behind the cere.
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