heath hen


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Synonyms for heath hen

extinct prairie chicken

female black grouse

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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.
Heath hens, 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.