Common Quail

Coturnix coturnix - Caille des blés

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phasianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Coturnix

  • Species
    :

    coturnix

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 18 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 32 à 35 cm.
  • Weight
    : 85 à 135 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Subspecific information 5 Subspecies

  • Coturnix coturnix coturnix (Europe and nw Africa to Mongolia and n India)
  • Coturnix coturnix conturbans (Azores)
  • Coturnix coturnix inopinata (Cape Verde Is.)
  • Coturnix coturnix africana (sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius, Comoros Is., Madagascar)
  • Coturnix coturnix erlangeri (e and ne Africa)

Foreign names

  • Caille des blés,
  • Codorniz Común,
  • Codorniz-comum,
  • Wachtel,
  • Fürj,
  • Kwartel,
  • Quaglia comune,
  • Vaktel,
  • Vaktel,
  • prepelica poľná,
  • křepelka polní,
  • Vagtel,
  • viiriäinen,
  • Afrikaanse Kwartel,
  • guatlla comuna,
  • Kornhæna,
  • przepiórka (zwyczajna),
  • paipala,
  • prepelica,
  • Перепел,
  • ヨ-ロッパウズラ,
  • 西鹌鹑,
  • 普通鵪鶉,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland

Geographic range

Illustration

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