Quail (Family: Phasianidae, Genus: Coturnix) - Wiki
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[Photo] Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix from old German enc 1905
Coturnix is a genus of quail. Members of the genus are typically small brown birds, with buff and red tones, and dark lines around the head and nape. They are heavily hunted in their habitats for their vibrant feathers.
Japanese Quail, Coturnix japonica
Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix
Harlequin Quail, Coturnix delegorguei
Rain Quail, Coturnix coromandelica
Stubble Quail, Coturnix pectoralis
New Zealand Quail, Coturnix novaezelandiae - extinct (1875)
Brown Quail, Coturnix ypsilophora
Asian Blue Quail or Chinese Painted Quail, Coturnix chinensis
African Blue Quail, Coturnix adansonii
Canary Islands Quail, Coturnix gomerae - prehistoric
A fossil species from the Late Oligocene - Late Miocene of SW and Central Europe was described as Coturnix gallica.
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