Turkies, Heath Hen
, Quailes, Partridges, Pigeon, Cranes, Geese of several sorts, Brants, Ducks, Widges, Teal, and divers others.
The last heath hen
, named Booming Ben (and Ben was not a "hen," but a cock) died sometime in 1932 on Martha's Vineyard, unattended and now largely forgotten.
DITCHER = DITCH HER, PINCHER =PINCH HER, HEATHEN = HEATH HEN
, BOTHERS = BOTH HERS
Despite the best efforts of conservationists the last heath hen
-- nicknamed `Booming Ben' -- died in 1932.
, also once common as food, looked like their prairie chicken relatives of the Great Plains but flourished along the East Coast, even in the Boston Common.