Quail-plover

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Quail-plover
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Turnicidae
Genus: Ortyxelos
Vieillot, 1825
Species: O. meiffrenii
Binomial name
Ortyxelos meiffrenii
(Vieillot, 1819)

The lark buttonquail or quail-plover (Ortyxelos meiffrenii) is a species of bird in the Turnicidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Ortyxelos.[citation needed] It is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.

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