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.
- 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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