She rose rapidly in the air, over the water-hen, and then swooped.
The water-hen (Gallinula chloropus) is common on the lake at Ootacamund.
It is unnecessary to say that the bird is not a duck, but a water-hen that apes the manners of one.
I've filled in the pond and driven the swan and the water-hen to other haunts.
As likely as not a ditch runs by the side of the wheat fields, and here the water-hen leads out her brood.
Of the swimming water-birds some have the toes separated, as the coot and water-hen; while in others they are united by membranes.
There was once a pond, long and green, with a little island in the midst, where a water-hen had her nest.
Buffon, however, takes it with the land-rail; Gould and Yarrell put it between the little crake and water-hen.
They are all handsome, the smallest not so large as the English water-hen.
At last a water-hen was seen swimming across the dyke, and with slow and cautious steps creeping up the bank towards the net.