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New World quail

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New World Quails
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Odontophoridae
Genera

Dendrortyx
Oreortyx
Callipepla
Philortyx
Colinus
Odontophorus
Dactylortyx
Cyrtonyx
Rhynchortyx

The New World quails are small birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. The American species are in their own family Odontophoridae, whereas the Old World birds are in the pheasant family Phasianidae.

This group is related to other members of the gamebird order thus.


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