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

† See also Pheasant, Partridge, Grouse Quail is a census-designated place located in Collingsworth County, Texas. ... The McDonnell ADM-20 Quail was a subsonic, jet powered, air-launched decoy cruise missile built by McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. ... Quail from old german enc 1905 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Binomial name Coturnix coturnix (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Families Megapodidae Numididae Odontophoridae Phasianidae Meleagrididae Tetraonidae Cracidae Mesitornithidae The Galliformes is an order of birds containing the turkeys, grouse, quails and pheasants. ... The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. ... Species See text. ... A monotypic genus Anurophasis, van Oort, 1910 consist of one species quail endemic to Snow Mountains, Indonesia. ... Species see text Perdicula is a genus of quail. ... Binomial name Ophrysia superciliosa (Gray,JE, 1846) The Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Genera Ithaginis Catreus Rheinartia Crossoptilon Lophura Argusianus Pucrasia Syrmaticus Chrysolophus Phasianus † See also partridge, quail Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. ... For other uses, see Partridge (disambiguation). ... Genera Tetrao Lagopus Falcipennis Centrocercus Bonasa Dendrapagus Tympanuchus Grouse are from the order Galliformes which inhabit temperate and subarctic regions of the northern hemisphere. ...

Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae, or in the family Odontophoridae. New World quails are not closely related but so named for their similar appearance and behaviour. Buttonquails are in a different family (Turnicidae) and are not true quails. For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... Genera Ithaginis Catreus Rheinartia Crossoptilon Lophura Argusianus Pucrasia Syrmaticus Chrysolophus Phasianus † See also partridge, quail Pheasants are a group of large birds in the order Galliformes. ... The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. ... Genera  Dendrortyx  Oreortyx  Callipepla  Philortyx  Colinus  Odontophorus  Dactylortyx  Cyrtonyx  Rhynchortyx The New World quails are small birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. ... Genera Dendrortyx Oreortyx Callipepla Philortyx Colinus Odontophorus Dactylortyx Cyrtonyx Rhynchortyx The New World quails are small birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. ... The buttonquails or hemipodes are a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. ... The buttonquails or hemipodes are a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. ...

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Behaviour

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. A ripe red jalapeño cut open to show the seeds For other uses, see Seed (disambiguation). ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... Flock of Barnacle Geese during autumn migration Bird migration refers to the regular seasonal journeys undertaken by many species of birds. ...


Species in taxonomic order

Species See text. ... Binomial name Coturnix coturnix (Linnaeus, 1758) The Common Quail, Coturnix coturnix, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Coturnix japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1849 The Japanese Quail, Coturnix japonica is a species of quail found in East Asia. ... Binomial name Coturnix pectoralis Gould, 1837 The Stubble Quail, Coturnix pectoralis is an Australian quail of the family Phasianidae. ... Binomial name Coturnix novaezelandiae Quoy & Gaimard, 1830 The New Zealand Quail, or Koreke, has been extinct since 1875. ... Binomial name Coturnix coromandelica (Gmelin, 1789) The Rain Quail Coturnix coromandelica is a species of quail found in South Asia. ... Binomial name Coturnix ypsilophora Bosc, 1792 The Brown Quail, Coturnix ypsilophora is an Australian quail of the family Phasianidae. ... Binomial name Coturnix chinensis (Linnaeus, 1766) The Asian Blue Quail, Coturnix chinensis, also known as the Chinese Painted Quail or the Blue-breasted Quail, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Anurophasis monorthonyx van Oort, 1910 The Snow Mountain Quail, Anurophasis monorthonyx is a large, up to 28cm, dark brown quail of Alpine grassland. ... Species see text Perdicula is a genus of quail. ... Binomial name Perdicula asiatica (Latham, 1790) The Jungle Bush Quail Perdicula asiatica is a species of quail found in South Asia. ... Binomial name Perdicula erythrorhyncha (Sykes, 1832) The Painted Bush Quail Perdicual erythtorhyncha is a species of quail found in the hill forests of South Asia. ... Binomial name Perdicula manipurensis (Hume, 1880) The Manipur Bush Quail (Perdicula manipurensis) is a species of quail found in India, inhabiting damp grassland, particularly stands of tall grass, in West Bengal, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, and Meghalaya. ... Binomial name Ophrysia superciliosa (Gray,JE, 1846) The Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa, is from the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. ... Binomial name Colinus virginianus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Bobwhite Quail or Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus, is a ground-dwelling bird native to North America. ...

See also

The quail family of birds includes edible game species. ...

References

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

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External links

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Quail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (128 words)
Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae, or in the family Odontophoridae.
The New World quails are not closely related, but are named for their similar appearance and behaviour.
The Old World buttonquails are also in a different family Turnicidae, and are completely unrelated to the true quails.
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