Water rail
Water rail Wa"ter rail` (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of rails of the genus {Rallus}, as the common European species ({Rallus aquaticus}). See Illust. of {Rail}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Water Rail — Taxobox name = Water Rail status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 status ref = [IUCN2006|assessors=BirdLife International|year=2004|id=48955|title=Rallus aquaticus|downloaded=11 May 2006 Database entry includes justification for why this species is …   Wikipedia

  • water rail — noun 1. : any of numerous rails of the genus Rallus (especially R. aquaticus) 2. dialect England : moorhen 2 * * * an Old World rail, Rallus aquaticus, having olive brown plumage marked with black and a long, red bill. [1645 55] * * * water rail… …   Useful english dictionary

  • water rail — an Old World rail, Rallus aquaticus, having olive brown plumage marked with black and a long, red bill. [1645 55] * * * ▪ bird       (Rallus aquaticus), slender marsh bird of the family Rallidae (order Gruiformes), native to most of Europe and… …   Universalium

  • water rail — Gallinule Gal li*nule, n. [L. gallinula chicken, dim. of gallina hen: cf. F. gallinule.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several wading birds, having long, webless toes, and a frontal shield, belonging to the family {Rallidae}. They are remarkable for running… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Water Rail — ilgasnapė vištelė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rallus aquaticus angl. Water Rail vok. Wasserralle …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • water rail — ilgasnapė vištelė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Rallus aquaticus angl. water rail vok. Wasserralle, f rus. водяной пастушок, m pranc. râle d eau, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgasnapės vištelės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • water rail — /ˈwɔtə reɪl / (say wawtuh rayl) noun 1. → Lewin s rail. 2. a common rail, Rallus aquaticus, inhabiting marshes and rivers of Eurasia, northern Africa, Arabia and Japan …   Australian English dictionary

  • water rail — noun a secretive rail (bird) inhabiting reed beds, with a squealing call. [Rallus aquaticus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • water rail — noun a small wetland bird (Rallus aquaticus) of the family Rallidae that breeds in marshes and reedbeds across Europe and Asia …   Wiktionary

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