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?Quail
Common Quail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genera

† See also Pheasant, Partridge, Grouse

Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae. New World quails (family Odontophoridae) and buttonquails (family Turnicidae)and are not closely related but named for their similar appearance and behaviour.

BehaviourEdit

Quails are small, plump terrestrial birds. They are seed eaters but will also take insects and similar small prey. They nest on the ground and are capable of short, rapid bursts of flight. Some species such as the Japanese and Common Quail are migratory and fly for long distances.[1] [2] Some quail are farmed in large numbers. The Japanese Quail (or coturnix quail) is kept mostly to produce eggs.

Species in taxonomic order Edit

See alsoEdit

File:Quail eggs.jpg
Quail eggs in a nest


ReferencesEdit

  1. Coturnix japonica (Japanese quail). Animal Diversity Web. URL accessed on 2007-09-21.
  2. Coturnix coturnix (common quail). Animal Diversity Web. URL accessed on 2007-09-21.

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