bustard quail definition

  • noun:
    • a little Asiatic quail-like bird for the genus Turnix, as Turnix taigoor, a black-breasted species, and also the mountain bustard quail (Turnix ocellatus). See Turnix.
    • some of the little, three-toed quails or hemipods regarding the household Turnicid√¶, found in the old-world; in particular, the East Indian Turnix taigoor.
    • small quail-like terrestrial bird of south Eurasia and northern Africa that does not have a hind toe; classified with wading wild birds but inhabits grassy plains

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