Rain Quail

Scientific Name: Coturnix coromandelica
Common Name: Rain Quail
Other Name: Black-breasted quail

Identifying Features:  Male has a black breast-patch and distinctive head pattern of black and white, small and round, black beak, delicate spots on breast in females.

Fun Facts:

  • The call is a metallic chrink-chrink.
  • These terrestrial birds are found in monsoonal areas (hence the name “rain” quail) and open grasslands.


This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.

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