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Nord University

Quail (Coturnix coturnix)

Appearance:

Seldom seen, often heard. Very small, compact bird with secretive behaviour. Heavily striated brown upperparts and paler belly. Males with black throat or black throat-band. Only the male shows different pale or rufous morphs. Appears long-winged when flying, with a straight and low line of flight.

Sound:

Song a very characteristic, short, tri-syllabic whistling, with each syllable ending with a sharp rise in pitch "weet weet-weet". The two last syllable linked together. Other sounds: A nasal disyllabic mewing "mau-au", and a wader-like rolling "wreee".

Song:

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Distribution:

Xeno-canto: map

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

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Facts:
Length (cm):
16-18
Wingspan (cm):
32-35
Weight (gram):
75-135
Size group:
Thrush-size
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Silhouette Group:
Grouse-like
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