Definition of Cape hen in English:

Cape hen


  • The white-chinned petrel of southern oceans, with mainly dark brown plumage.

    Procellaria aequinoctialis, family Procellariidae

    • ‘Above them and about them circled curious and hungry albatrosses, Cape hens, and mollyhawks.’
    • ‘Adult Cape hens often have coral pink colour behind the cere.’
    • ‘We lost a Cape hen that decided to perch on top of the flange on a freezing night.’