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Noun: swamphen
  1. Any of various small aquatic birds of the genus Gallinula distinguished from rails by a frontal shield and a resemblance to domestic hens
    - gallinule, marsh hen, water hen, pukeko [NZ]

Derived forms: swamphens

Type of: aquatic bird

Part of: Gallinula, genus Gallinula

Encyclopedia: Swamphen