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Synonyms for gallinule

any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens

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ON SUNDAY we will find out if Giovanni Canaletto can put himself in the mix for Investec Derby glory when he goes for the Group 3 Airlie Stud Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh.
He pointed out that there are13 types subcategorized under the Gallinules, adding they are water-hens of the Radillae family living in marshes and moist and muddy areas full of plants.
Director of the Project, Darm Tabbaa, said this minority of breeds were seen with different fresh colors, pointing out that it is the first time Gallinule birds are filmed, although they have already been registered in the list of the birds existing in the moist areas of Syria.
Gallinules (Porphyrula martinica and Gallingula chloropus) nest in clumps of emergent vegetation on the edges of canals in the Lacassine Wildlife Refuge.
The subjects of examples treated are gallinule nests and bicycles which may or may not be visible from the street.