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Pedionomidae


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; class Aves, order Gruiformes)

A monospecific family (Pedionomus torquatus) which is a small, quail-like bird, mainly brown, with loose plumage. It has a neck longer than those of quails, and tends to stand erect. Its feet have a hind toe. A terrestrial species, rarely flying, it is found in open grassland, feeds on insects and seeds, and nests on the ground. It is confined to Australia.

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