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plains-wanderer

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Definition of plains-wanderer in English:

noun

A short-tailed quail-like bird found in the sparse grasslands of SE Australia.
  • Pedionomus torquatus, the only member of the family Pedionomidae
Example sentences
  • This book reviews the 250 species of pheasants, partridges, grouse, quails, turkeys, guineafowls, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and plains-wanderers of the world.
  • The hunter handed the bird, a male plains wanderer, to the Melbourne Museum, which is preparing it for its ornithology collection.

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