moorhen

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moorhen:

see railrail,
common name for some members of the large family Rallidae, marsh and tropical forest birds that include the gallinule and the coot, two specialized rails. Rails are cosmopolitan in distribution, except in polar regions.
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moorhen

1. a bird, Gallinula chloropus, inhabiting ponds, lakes, etc., having a black plumage, red bill, and a red shield above the bill: family Rallidae (rails)
2. the female of the red grouse
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