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- another term for button-quail
- ‘Also called a hemipode, it resembles a true quail in appearance and way of life but is more closely related to sandgrouse and pigeons.’
- ‘The buttonquails or hemipodes resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails.’
- ‘The buttonquails or hemipodes are a small family of birds which closely resemble true quails, but are unrelated to them.’
- ‘There's a slim chance of picking up Madeiran petrel on my forthcoming Canaries trip, and I now know of a site in Morocco where the hemipodes are said to be still present and calling.’
Mid 19th century: from modern Latin Hemipodius (former genus name), from Greek hēmi- half + pous, pod- foot.
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