gallinule

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  • noun

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.
Rails: a guide to the rails, crakes, gallinules, and coots of the world.
Hunting hours for rails, gallinules, snipe and woodcock are from sunrise to sunset.
Gallinules (Porphyrula martinica and Gallingula chloropus) nest in clumps of emergent vegetation on the edges of canals in the Lacassine Wildlife Refuge.