family Turnicidae


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Related to family Turnicidae: Buttonquail, Turniciformes
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Noun1.family Turnicidae - small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quailfamily Turnicidae - small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Gruiformes, order Gruiformes - inland marsh-dwelling birds with long legs and necks and bills that wade in water in search of food: cranes; rails; bustards
genus Turnix, Turnix - type genus of the Turnicidae: button quail
genus Pedionomus, Pedionomus - plain wanderer