Gambel's quail


variants or Gambel quail
: a quail (Callipepla gambelii synonym Lophortyx gambelii) chiefly of the arid southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico that is related to and resembles the California quail

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gambel's quail was in 1851

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“Gambel's quail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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