Water cock

Water cock
Water cock Wa"ter cock` (Zo["o]l.) A large gallinule ({Gallicrex cristatus}) native of Australia, India, and the East Indies. In the breeding season the male is black and has a fleshy red caruncle, or horn, on the top of its head. Called also {kora}. [1913 Webster]

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