Definition of hemipode in English:
Another term for button-quail.
- 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.
- The buttonquails or hemipodes resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails.
- Also called a hemipode, it resembles a true quail in appearance and way of life but is more closely related to sandgrouse and pigeons.
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