Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oreortyx - mountain quail of western United StatesOreortyx - mountain quail of western United States
bird genus - a genus of birds
mountain partridge, mountain quail, Oreortyx picta palmeri - California partridge; slightly larger than the California quail
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Of the upland game bird species in the United States and Canada, 20 are native, and at least eight, all shrub-grassland grouse species, northern bobwhite, mountain quail Oreortyx pictus and scaled quail, have exhibited significant declines throughout all or significant portions of their range.
americana) 15 (93.8) 1 Siberian red-breasted goose 3 (50.0) 3 (Branta ruficollis) Ross goose (Chen rossii) 2 (40.0) 3 Mountain quail (Oreortyx pictus) 0 2 Common eider (Somateria 0 1 mollissima) Hooded merganser (Lophodytes 0 1 cucullatus) ([dagger]) Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) ([dagger]) 0 1 Domestic turkey (Melleagris 0 1 gallopavo) * WNV, West Nile virus.