Coturnix coturnix

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Noun1.Coturnix coturnix - the typical Old World quailCoturnix coturnix - the typical Old World quail    
Old World quail - small game bird with a rounded body and small tail
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The WTDL-R primer anneals to a conserved region in the middle of the D-loop region and was designed from Chicken, Gallus gallus (GenBank accession number X52392), and Quail, Coturnix coturnix (GenBank accession number X57245).
Classical conditioning of courting behavior in the Japanese quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica.
The second is a small, rather nondescript gallinaceous bird with the scientific name Coturnix coturnix, commonly known today as the European quail.