Common Quail

It is a small rotund bird, essentially streaked brown with a white eyestripe, and, in the male, a white chin. As befits its migratory nature, it has long wings, unlike the typically short-winged gamebirds.

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The Common Quail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The common quail of Europe, the similar Japanese quail of eastern Asia, and the rain quail of southern Asia, are all migratory. The Japanese quail, a plump 20-cm (8-in) bird, is widely used in laboratory studies, as it breeds readily and rapidly in captivity. Migrating flocks of the common quail are reported in the Book of Exodus as having supplied food to the Israelites in the wilderness. The handsome blue-breasted quail of Asia and Australia, 13 to 15 cm (5. More

The Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix, is a small bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is widespread and is found in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa with several subspecies recognized. They are also bred and kept as poultry in some parts of the world both for eggs and meat. Description - It is a small (17 cm) rotund bird, essentially streaked brown with a white eyestripe, and, in the male, a white chin. More

the Japanese and Common Quail are migratory and fly for long distances. Some quail are farmed in large numbers. The Japanese Quail (or coturnix quail) is kept mostly to produce eggs. See also - Quail eggs in a nest * Quails in cookery References - 1. ^ "Coturnix japonica (Japanese quail)". Animal Diversity Web. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Coturnix_japonica.html. More

These common quails are ground-dwelling birds that peck around like chickens do, foraging for food. They eat primarily plant matter, like seeds, grains, berries, and roots, and also insects that they happen to find. They often congregate in small groups known as coveys as they feed. Bobwhites can be heard whistling "her hwoyt," the latter part of which is longer and rises in pitch. More

The common quail (Coturnix coturnix) of Eurasia and Africa is the only migratory bird in the order Galliformes. Quails are generally smaller than partridges. See also bobwhite. For more information on quail, visit Britannica.com. Food and Nutrition: quail - Top Home > Library > Food & Cooking > Food and Nutrition Formerly a game bird, now so endangered in the wild that shooting is prohibited, but farmed. More

the common quail of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is the only migratory gallinaceous bird. Small quail sometimes classified as Excalfactoria, rather than Coturnix, include the blue quail... More

* Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) * * * REFERENCED IN * RELATED TO Aspects of the topic "quail" are discussed in the following places at Britannica Assorted References * galliforms (in galliform (order of birds)) Other The following is a selection of More

Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds Chordates ( Phylum Chordata) are a group of Animals that includes the Vertebrates together with several closely related Invertebrates Birds ( class Aves) are bipedal endothermic ( Warm-blooded) Vertebrate animals that lay eggs. More

Migrating flocks of the common quail are reported in the Book of Exodus as having supplied food to the Israelites in the wilderness. The handsome blue-breasted quail, C. chinensis, of Asia and Australia, 13 to 15 cm (5.2 to 6 in) long, is often sold as a cage bird under the names painted quail or button quail; the latter name properly belongs only to the members of the unrelated family Turnicidae. More

The common quail is a popular quarry of sportsmen, as it presents a challenging shot on the wing, and, in addition it is edible. There are hunting laws which have been introduced to ensure that these little birds are not hunted to a point of becoming an endangered species. More

time, but the Japanese and Common Quail are capable of longer flights and are considered migratory birds. They lay eggs in a nest and the Japanese Quail (coturnix quail) is often kept by people for egg production. As with many birds, males are more colorful than females. Size - 3. More

* Common Quail - African Bird Image Database by African Bird Club/Birding Africa. * Common Quail - Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page; Images & Sounds. * Coturnix coturnix Images - Images of this species located at the Phasianidae group on flickr. * Wikipedia - Common Quail - Wikipedia's species page. More

The Common Quails of Madagascar and the Comoros belong to the same African race. The fairly numerous population of the Cape Verde islands, however belong to a separate race, C. c. inopinata, while those on the Canaries, Madeira and the Azores belong to race C. c. confisa. Utilization Exodus 16:1-13 relates how the migrating Israelites relied on migrating quail for food. It is still heavily hunted as game on passage through the Mediterranean area. More

Features: The Common Quail is a small (17 cm) rotund bird, essentially streaked brown with a white eyestripe, and, in the male, a black chin. As befits its migratory nature, it has long wings, unlike most typically short-winged gamebirds. The Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. To Fly or Walk? This is a terrestrial species, feeding on seeds and insects on the ground. More

or common quail are migratory birds of Asia, Africa and Europe. Several interbreeding subspecies are recognized, the more important being the European quail, Coturnix coturnix coturnix, and the Asiatic or Japanese quail, Coturnix coturnix japonica. One subspecies that commonly migrates between Europe and Asia was eventually domesticated in China. These birds were raised as pets and singing birds. The domesticated coturnix were brought at about eleventh century to Japan from China across the Korean bridge (Howes, 1964). More

The Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Coturnix
Species : coturnix
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)
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