black-tailed native hen

noun

Definition of black-tailed native hen

: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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First Known Use of black-tailed native hen

1919


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