• covey
  • The quail lives in a covey, and by the soft, gurgling or popping sound that I hear from under the lemon tree, I gather that this is his jumping off point for approaching my side yard, where the birdseed is. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • They even chased quail when flushed from a covey in front of a dog's point. (startribune.com)
  • In 2007, 40 million quail were produced in the U.S. The collective noun for a group of quail is a flock, covey or bevy. (wikipedia.org)
  • brown quail
  • 2005). The brown quail is a plump, stocky bird growing to a length of 17 to 22 centimetres (6.7 to 8.7 in) and weight of 75 to 140 grams (2.6 to 4.9 oz). (wikipedia.org)
  • 2005). The brown quail is distributed in agricultural areas, wet grasslands, shrublands, Spinifex savannah, and freshwater wetlands across much of New Guinea and the Lesser Sunda Islands as well as in northern, eastern, south-eastern and south-western Australia and Tasmania, though absent from arid regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The brown quail is a ground-dwelling bird that prefers to hide or run rather than fly. (wikipedia.org)
  • The brown quail has a very wide range and is common in much of that range. (wikipedia.org)
  • The white streaks that are obvious on the back of the stubble quail are thinner and less obvious on the brown quail. (wikipedia.org)
  • The brown quail does not have white streaks underneath its body like the stubble quail, but has black horizontal bars instead. (wikipedia.org)
  • This makes the brown quail look much darker than the stubble quail in flight. (wikipedia.org)
  • North America
  • The archaeological record from excavations of indigenous peoples' sites in North America reveal few quail bones, suggesting that those early inhabitants focused on larger game that may have produced greater results for the effort involved. (wikipedia.org)
  • birds
  • Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The banded quail is a ground-dwelling bird usually found in groups of about a dozen birds although sometimes larger groups of up to thirty are seen. (wikipedia.org)
  • The banded quail is found over a range of about 90,800 square kilometres (35,100 sq mi) and the total number of individual birds is estimated to be somewhere between 50,000 and 500,000. (wikipedia.org)
  • Due to their popularity as game birds and their extensive distribution, quail have been studied throughout the North American continent, particularly in the 20th Century. (wikipedia.org)
  • The density of the ground cover is highly important for Stubble quail habitat as the birds prefer very dense vegetation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Habitat
  • These were addressed through formation of organizations such as Quail Unlimited and through side benefits from the 1981 Farm Act, which encouraged farmers to remove highly eroded land from cultivation, thus increasing quail habitat. (wikipedia.org)
  • A high density of kangaroos and rabbits (or any grazing animal) in an area can decrease the height and density of grassland vegetation and make the habitat unsuitable for stubble quail. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cyrtonyx
  • The Montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) is a stubby, secretive New World quail of Mexico and some nearby parts of the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the other hand, the Montezuma quail is sometimes considered conspecific with the very similar ocellated quail, Cyrtonyx ocellatus, which replaces it from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to northern Nicaragua. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2016
  • Roskelley, Fenton (23 December 1961), "Many Area Hunters Shy Clear of Quail Hunting", Spokane Daily Chronicle, p. 70, retrieved 21 January 2016 A. Starker Leopold (1985). (wikipedia.org)
  • nest
  • Often Stubble Quail nest in crops that are about to be harvested so their nests get destroyed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Grassy
  • On the mainland stubble quail are found in a variety of biomes but tend to avoid wooded areas as the canopy obstructs the growth of thick grassy undergrowth that they prefer. (wikipedia.org)
  • rarely
  • Quail live on the ground, and rarely fly unless forced to do so. (wikipedia.org)
  • A. O. Hume (Stray Feathers 9 [1880 or 467-471) suggested that it was similar in habit to the Manipur bush quails Perdicula manipurensis in that it was seen very rarely, except at dawn or dusk, keeping to tall grassland, relying on its legs rather than its wings for escape and only flying when closely approached. (wikipedia.org)
  • Census
  • Attempt to view information about Quail on the US Census Website . (texasalmanac.com)
  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the Quail CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km2), all of it land. (wikipedia.org)
  • Breeding
  • Basically on Quail , all about raising , breeding and keeping them , I m looking to get a few good books to expand my knowledge on keeping /raising and breeding Quail, I have look up on the internet for some infor. (backyardchickens.com)
  • Alan, I bought a pretty good book off ebay a while back called Quail,Their Breeding & Management by Robbins. (backyardchickens.com)
  • Brown quails form breeding pairs in the spring. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Victoria the quail breed between August and December but breeding season can vary due to environmental conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • I have, however, found that my button quail go broody quite readily - but others have different experiences and have buttons for years without ever having one go broody. (backyardchickens.com)
  • The Manipur Bush quail can be found mainly along the river Brahmaputra, in Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and West Bengal in India. (wikipedia.org)
  • The quail-plover is usually found singly or in pairs in dry grassland and thorn scrub. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elegant quails are found only in Mexico, on the Pacific slopes of the mountain ranges in the northwest of the country at altitudes of up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft). (wikipedia.org)
  • Stubble quail are found in a diverse range of habitats from very dry parts of Australia to alpine grasslands. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stubble quail are more common in the high rainfall areas of south eastern and western Australia though are often found in the arid zone after above average rainfall. (wikipedia.org)
  • quail's
  • This is not appropriate, however, as the mountain quail's ancestors have diverged from other New World quails earlier than the bobwhites, no later than 6 mya. (wikipedia.org)
  • Incubation
  • Has a longer incubation than most quail, 25-26 days. (audubon.org)
  • 3) A lot of the information says that quail arent very broody - is it possible in an on ground enclosure they would be able to or will it be all incubation on my part? (backyardchickens.com)
  • range
  • The rain quail has a very large range and the population is stable. (wikipedia.org)
  • All records of the Himalayan quail are in the altitude range of 1,650 to 2,400 m. (wikipedia.org)
  • The elegant quail has a wide range with an area of occupation estimated at 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi). (wikipedia.org)
  • bird
  • These quail grow into extremely strong flyers that know their terrain as well as a wild bird. (startribune.com)
  • The banded quail is an inconspicuous brown bird with a comparatively long tail. (wikipedia.org)
  • The quail-plover is a small, short-tailed cursorial bird which looks a little like a miniature courser when on the ground. (wikipedia.org)
  • The only bird from the general area that seems to fit such a description would be a male Himalayan quail. (wikipedia.org)
  • The stubble quail is a ground dwelling bird that is characterised by its dark brown feathers with a cream coloured strip down the centre of each feather giving rise to stripes down the length of the bird. (wikipedia.org)
  • The little button-quail is a smaller bird with short, round wings and often makes a call of alarm when flushed, whereas stubble quail are vocally silent. (wikipedia.org)
  • seeds
  • The rain quail feeds on seeds of grasses and other plants, insect larvae and small invertebrates. (wikipedia.org)
  • grassland
  • In Oklahoma, Scaled Quail occur in sand sagebrush (Artemisia filifolia)-grassland, pinyon-juniper (Pinus spp. (wikipedia.org)
  • Scaled Quail made little or no use of sparse cholla-grassland, riparian areas, reseeded grasslands, or shortgrass prairie disclimax. (wikipedia.org)
  • similar
  • But I think quail would be happy as long as they are on the ground so they can look for bugs, scratch the ground and similar, have a place to dust bath, places to hide, places in and out of the sun. (backyardchickens.com)