Mearns quail


variants or less commonly Mearns's quail
: a rather pale short-tailed quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) of arid uplands of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico

Word History


after Edgar A. Mearns †1916 American naturalist

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“Mearns quail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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