Coturnix coturnix



16cm to 18cm


32cm to 35cm


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.

Other birds in the Pheasants and partridges family