What does turnicidae mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Turnicidae, family Turnicidae(noun)

    small Old World birds resembling but not related to true quail


  1. turnicidae

    Buttonquail or hemipodes are members of a small family of birds, Turnicidae, which resemble, but are unrelated to, the quails of Phasianidae. They inhabit warm grasslands in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Australia. There are 18 species in two genera, with most species placed in the genus Turnix and a single species in the genus Ortyxelos. Buttonquails are small, drab, running birds, which avoid flying. The female is the more richly colored of the sexes. While the quail-plover is thought to be monogamous, Turnix buttonquails are sequentially polyandrous; both sexes cooperate in building a nest in the earth, but normally only the male incubates the eggs and tends the young, while the female may go on to mate with other males.


  1. turnicidae

    Turnicidae is a family of birds within the order Charadriiformes, commonly known as buttonquails or hemipodes. These are small-sized terrestrial birds found in open habitats such as grasslands or farmlands in Africa, Eurasia, and Australasia. They are notable for their unusual courtship rituals where the females are larger and more brightly colored than males, and for their reversal of typical bird gender roles.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnicidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turnicidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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