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A celebration of the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic — look for quail with wild grapes — the Dabney occasionally incorporates truffles or foie gras into the menu, and “I couldn’t live without olive oil,” jokes the chef.
2021 FALL DINING GUIDETOM SIETSEMAOCTOBER 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The scientists don’t know why the penguins and quail, which have their own calls genetically baked in, have the ability to distinguish their own species’ calls from those of other birds right from birth.
SOME BIRDS LEARN TO RECOGNIZE CALLS WHILE STILL IN THEIR EGGSLESLEY EVANS OGDENSEPTEMBER 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
“We expected to find learning evidence in the songbirds but not in the quail and penguins,” Colombelli-Négrel says.
SOME BIRDS LEARN TO RECOGNIZE CALLS WHILE STILL IN THEIR EGGSLESLEY EVANS OGDENSEPTEMBER 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
That’s because penguins and quail are “vocal nonlearners” — birds thought to have calls that are genetically programmed from birth and not learned from a tutor.
SOME BIRDS LEARN TO RECOGNIZE CALLS WHILE STILL IN THEIR EGGSLESLEY EVANS OGDENSEPTEMBER 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
In other words, there’s a reason for this research being done and being done in this way that a photo of a quail snorting a line fails to capture.
THE VARIOUS DISHONESTIES IN RAND PAUL’S COCAINE-QUAIL PRESENTATIONPHILIP BUMPMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
And the quail, perched on the fence-stake, would she address herself to us or to Mr. Robert White down in the meadow?
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
And he came a step still nearer; and now at last Mary began to dread, but still she did not quail.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
A lugubrious quail doled forth a grating, dismal note at long but measured intervals, offending the ear and depressing the heart.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
From the grass nine Indians arose, stooped, and scuttled off like a covey of running quail.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
The whistle of the quail and the flutter of the perdiz, or pheasant, are heard on all sides in the rural and mountain regions.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 3, OCTOBER 1899VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO QUAIL

  • back off
  • blanch
  • blench
  • cower
  • cringe
  • dodge
  • duck
  • flinch
  • grimace
  • jib
  • make a face
  • quail
  • recoil
  • shrink
  • shy
  • start
  • swerve
  • turn
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