swamp quail


Definition of swamp quail

1 : a quail (Coturnix ypsilophorus) of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea that is reddish brown and grayish with V-shaped black bars beneath
2 : a blue-breasted quail (Coturnix chinensis) of southern Asia and Australasia

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“Swamp quail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swamp%20quail. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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