Common Quail

Scientific Name: Coturnix coturnix
Common Name: Common Quail
Other Name: European quail

Identifying Features: Streaked brown with a white eye stripe, small and round in appearance, white chin in males, long wings.

Fun Facts: 

  • This species of quail is more often heard than seen.
  • It is often confused with the Japanese quail because of visual similarity; but has distinct call.
  • Common quails are sometimes kept as poultry.
  • It is notoriously difficult to see, keeping hidden in crops, and reluctant to fly, preferring to creep away instead.


This image was clicked by Rosa Gamboias – via Flickr.

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