Callipepla

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noun Cal·li·pep·la \ˌka-lə-ˈpe-plə\

Definition of Callipepla

  1. :  a genus of quails (family Odontophoridae) chiefly of the southwestern U.S. having showy crests and including the California quail and Gambel's quail

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1860

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1860


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