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A small quail-like Old World bird related to the rails, with only three toes.Also called hemipode
- ‘Many people keep button quails in the bottom of their aviary, for variety as well as to help clean up spilled seed.’
- ‘In fact, black-breasted button-quails seldom fly: if disturbed they freeze on the spot or run away.’
- ‘Also known as Chinese painted quail, button quail are the smallest of the quails.’
- ‘Guide Mike West said button-quails were rarely seen and it might be that they had been in the area but were wrongly identified as true quails.’
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