Quail

Coturnix coturnix

Quail

Quail

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Coturnix coturnix

Family:

Pheasants and partridges

Conservation status:

Amber

Measurements

Length:

16cm to 18cm

Wingspan:

32cm to 35cm

Weight:

75g to 135g

About the Quail

Quails are quite rare birds here in UK, and you're much more likely to hear one than see one. They have streaky brown upperparts and warm buffy orange underparts. Their bodies are stocky with long pointed wings.

The breeding range reaches as far north as the UK and they are the only migrant species of the Phasianidae family here. This family heavy ground birds like the pheasant.

What does a Quail eat?

Their diets consist of insects and seeds.

Learn more about the Quail

Other birds in the Pheasants and partridges family

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