blue quail

noun

Definition of blue quail

2 : an African quail (Coturnix adansonii) that is closely related to and resembles the blue-breasted quail

called also African blue quail

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“Blue quail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20quail. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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