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New World quail

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New World Quails

Gambel's Quail
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 dumpy 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 family thus.

Order: Galliformes

  • Megapodidae megapodes
  • Cracidae chachalacas, guans and curassows[?]
  • Tetraonidae grouse
  • Phasianidae partridges, pheasants, quails etc.
  • Numididae guineafowl
  • Meleagrididae turkeys
  • Mesitornithidae mesites[?]
  • Turnicidae buttonquails (the buttonquails are sometimes given order status as the Turniciformes.)
  • Odontophoridae New World quails
    • Bearded Tree-quail, Dendrortyx barbatus
    • Long-tailed Tree-quail, Dendrortyx macroura
    • Buffy-crowned Tree-quail, Dendrortyx leucophrys
    • Mountain Quail, Oreortyx pictus
    • Scaled Quail, Callipepla squamata
    • Elegant Quail, Callipepla douglasii
    • California Quail, Callipepla californica
    • Gambel's Quail, Callipepla gambelii
    • Barred Quail, Philortyx fasciatus
    • Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus
    • Black-throated Bobwhite, Colinus nigrogularis
    • Spot-bellied Bobwhite, Colinus leucopogon
    • Crested Bobwhite, Colinus cristatus
    • Marbled Wood-Quail, Odontophorus gujanensis
    • Spot-winged Wood-Quail, Odontophorus capueira
    • Black-eared Wood-Quail, Odontophorus melanotis
    • Rufous-fronted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus erythrops
    • Black-fronted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus atrifrons
    • Chestnut Wood-Quail, Odontophorus hyperythrus
    • Dark-backed Wood-Quail, Odontophorus melanonotus
    • Rufous-breasted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus speciosus
    • Tacarcuna Wood-Quail, Odontophorus dialeucos
    • Gorgeted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus strophium
    • Venezuelan Wood-Quail, Odontophorus columbianus
    • Black-breasted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus leucolaemus
    • Stripe-faced Wood-Quail, Odontophorus balliviani
    • Starred Wood-Quail, Odontophorus stellatus
    • Spotted Wood-Quail, Odontophorus guttatus
    • Singing Quail, Dactylortyx thoracicus
    • Montezuma Quail, Cyrtonyx montezumae
    • Ocellated Quail, Cyrtonyx ocellatus
    • Tawny-faced Quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus



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