Definition of Button-quail

1. Noun. Small quail-like terrestrial bird of southern Eurasia and northern Africa that lacks a hind toe; classified with wading birds but inhabits grassy plains.

Exact synonyms: Bustard Quail, Button Quail, Hemipode
Generic synonyms: Wader, Wading Bird
Group relationships: Genus Turnix, Turnix
Specialized synonyms: Striped Button Quail, Turnix Sylvatica

Definition of Button-quail

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of buttonquail) ¹

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Literary usage of Button-quail

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1. Birds by Eugene William Oates, William Thomas Blanford (1889)
"Though generally a resident, the small Button-Quail is believed to visit ... Button-Quail. Turnix tanki (Buch. Наш.), Д/i/íA, JAS Л. xii, p. 180* (1843); 1! ..."

2. The Birds of India: Being a Natural History of All the Birds Known to by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1864)
"THE button-quail. Descr.—Head brown, black-barred, with a pale supercilium ... This button-quail, the most diminutive game-bird of India, was first named by ..."

3. A Catalogue of the Birds of Sind: Cutch, Káthiáwár, North Gujarát, and Mount by Edward Arthur Butler (1879)
"The Small Button Quail.—Descr. Jerdon, III. Loc. Recorded from Sind, Cutch, Kathiawar, and Gujarat. Permanent resident, except, perhaps, in Sind. ..."

4. The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of India: Being Descriptions of All the Species by Thomas Claverhill Jerdon (1864)
"THE button-quail. Descr.—Head brown, black-barred, with a pale supercilium ... This button-quail, the most diminutive game-bird of India, was first named by ..."

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