Gambel's quail

variants: or Gambel quail

Definition of Gambel's 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

First Known Use of Gambel's quail

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Gambel's quail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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