black–tailed native hen

noun

Definition of black–tailed native hen

  1. :  a large nomadic rail (Tribonyx ventralis synonym Gallinula ventralis) of inland Australia that has a distinctive greenish-blue bill, bright red legs, and an erect tail A small flock of black-tailed native hens normally found among reeds and swamps in the River Murray has moved in even before the vegetation has been properly established in the wetland. — The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia), 15 Nov. 1997

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1919

First Known Use of black–tailed native hen

1919


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