Definition of plains-wanderer in English:



  • A short-tailed quail-like bird found in the sparse grasslands of south-eastern Australia.

    Pedionomus torquatus, the only member of the family Pedionomidae

    • ‘The hunter handed the bird, a male plains wanderer, to the Melbourne Museum, which is preparing it for its ornithology collection.’
    • ‘This book reviews the 250 species of pheasants, partridges, grouse, quails, turkeys, guineafowls, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and plains-wanderers of the world.’