scaled quail

noun
variants: or less commonly scaled partridge

Definition of scaled quail

: a crested quail (Callipepla squamata) of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico that is largely grayish brown above with pale bluish gray black-tipped breast feathers

called also blue quail

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“Scaled quail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaled%20quail. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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