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Definition of Coturnix

Coturnix
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 Coturnix from wikipedia

- Coturnix is a genus of six extant species and five to eight known extinct species of Old World quail. These species are distributed throughout Eurasia...
- The common quail (Coturnix coturnix), or European quail, is a small ground-nesting game bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is mainly migratory...
- Rhynchortyx cinctus Genus Coturnix Common quail (also called Pharaoh, Bible, European or Nile quail), Coturnix coturnix ****anese quail, Coturnix ****onica Stubble...
- The ****anese quail, Coturnix ****onica, also known as the coturnix quail is a species of Old World quail found in East Asia. First considered a subspecies...
- the species Jadera coturnix: Jadera coturnix coturnix (Burmeister, 1835) Jadera coturnix rufoculis (Kirby, 1890) "Jadera coturnix Report". Integrated...
- Coelioxys coturnix, the red-tipped cuckoo leaf-cutter bees, is a species of bee in the family Megachilidae. "Coelioxys coturnix Report". Integrated Taxonomic...
- cages and are fed game bird feed. The most common domesticated type is the Coturnix quail (also known as the ****anese quail). Quails live on the ground, and...
- Quail, 1995. Danny Brown B.Sc. (Hons) BirdLife Species Factsheet ITIS Standard Report Page: Coturnix chinensis taxonomic details (includes subspecies)...
- Genus Coturnix Common quail, Coturnix coturnix ****anese quail, Coturnix ****onica Stubble quail, Coturnix pectoralis †New Zealand quail, Coturnix novaezelandiae...
- The brown quail (Coturnix ypsilophora), also known as the swamp quail, silver quail and Tasmanian quail, is an Australasian true quail of the family Phasianidae...
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