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moorhen

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
moorhenmoor‧hen /ˈmʊəhen $ ˈmʊr-/ noun [countable] British English  HBBa black bird that lives beside streams and lakes
Examples from the Corpus
moorhenBeing semi-aquatic, they are able to catch waterfowl such as mallards and moorhens on the surface.Keep an eye out for large swans, herons and ducks, moorhens and kingfishers.The odd moorhen appeared; and a couple of mallards.Marion Petrie, of the University of East Anglia, watched moorhens over three seasons.
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