Definition of Gallinula
1. Noun. Gallinules.
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Family Rallidae, Rallidae
Member holonyms: Gallinule, Marsh Hen, Swamphen, Water Hen, Florida Gallinule, Gallinula Chloropus Cachinnans, Gallinula Chloropus, Moorhen
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Gallinula Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallinula
Literary usage of Gallinula
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1897)
"gallinula, Briss. Orn. vi. p. 3 (1760). Type, G. chloropus (Linn.). The Water-Hens are distinguished by their red frontal shield, the plumage being sombre ..."
2. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"... among strong rushes, or coarse long grass, and the luxuriant vegetation common to moist grounds. In such places the Jack * Scolopax gallinula, ..."
3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1902)
"Hanley indicates that on the authority of Deshayes, V. lago- pus, Lamarck, and V. gallinula, Lamarck, are identical, and the habitat of each is given as New ..."