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