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Button quail
Quail Quail, n. [OF. quaille, F. caille, LL. quaquila, qualia, qualea, of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. kwakkel, kwartel, OHG. wahtala, G. wachtel.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the common European quail (C. communis), the rain quail (C. Coromandelica) of India, the stubble quail (C. pectoralis), and the Australian swamp quail (Synoicus australis). 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several American partridges belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla Californica). 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix. 4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.[Obs.] --Shak. Bustard quail (Zo["o]l.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird of the genus Turnix, as T. taigoor, a black-breasted species, and the hill bustard quail (T. ocellatus). See Turnix. Button quail (Zo["o]l.), one of several small Asiatic species of Turnix, as T. Sykesii, which is said to be the smallest game bird of India. Mountain quail. See under Mountain. Quail call, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net or within range. Quail dove (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American ground pigeons belonging to Geotrygon and allied genera. Quail hawk (Zo["o]l.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk (Hieracidea Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]). Quail pipe. See Quail call, above. Quail snipe (Zo["o]l.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also robin snipe, and brown snipe. Sea quail (Zo["o]l.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.]

Meaning of Button quail from wikipedia

- king quail, an Old World quail, often is sold in the pet trade, and within this trade is commonly, though mistakenly, referred to as a "button quail". Many...
- Bobwhite quail Gambel's quail Mearn's quail Mountain quail Scaled quail California (Valley) quail Manipur Bush quail Jungle Bush quail Both Button and Coturnix...
- family of birds, Turnicidae, which resemble, but are unrelated to, the quails of Phasianidae. They inhabit warm gr****lands in Asia, Africa, Europe, and...
- known as the "button quail", which is the name of an only very distantly related family of birds, the buttonquails. The male king quail comes in many...
- button quail is found extensively throughout south and western Australia and in abundance in much of the Northern Territory. The little button quail seems...
- black-breasted button-quail (Turnix melanogaster) [WWW Do****ent]. URL http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/national-recovery-plan-black-breasted-button-quail-turnix-melanogaster...
- and females 31-83 g. The species is smaller in size than the painted button-quail. Viewed from behind, red-chested buttonquail look uniformly pale grey...
- W. Boone. Retrieved 2007-11-18. Turnix varius scintillansPainted Button-quail (Houtman Abrolhos), Species Profile and Threats Database, Department...
- brown quail both coexist with this species. The buff-breasted is larger (and longer-legged) than either and is quite different from the all-dark quail. The...
- The chestnut-backed buttonquail (Turnix castanotus) is a species of bird in the family Turnicidae. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitats are...
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