marsh hen

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Synonyms for marsh hen

a coot found in North America

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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The Marsh Hen Trail is located in the City of Tybee Island in Chatham County along US 80 from the entrance to the Battery Park to Byers Street.
She had been listening to my pals' stories of the fantastic hunting we were having while she was busy baking marsh hen pies.
DIVING DOWN The biggest disruption to any marsh hen hunt is a crippled bird.
A dedicated Waterfowl Section begins on page 72; there you'll find a couple of stories on hunting marsh hens (aka, rails) and wood ducks by Mike Marsh and Tony J.
Often called marsh hens or mud hens, the 16-inch long American coots are known for their territorial and noisy, cantankerous habits.
As a kid in north Florida, we went after marsh hens and wigeon near St.