Coturnix japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1849

Japanese quail

Description 1

A dark brown, squat bird with clear marks on the dorsal and the chest is a lighter brown (although with variations in the plumage). A white line runs above its eyes along both sides of its head. Pinkish-grey beak. Females have dark marks on generally pale feathers on the chest, whilst males have a uniformed dark reddish-brown colour. The tail is short.

Biology 1

They feed on different types of seeds, as well as insects, larvae and other small invertebrates. Its reproductive phenology and ecology are similar to the common quail in Spain: laying between April to June, with female incubation. Individuals that are hybridized with the common quail are indistinguishable from this.

Habitat 1

They prefer open habitats such as meadows and hill slopes, although they also appear in pastures, agricultural areas and hedges.

Sources 1

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species and Document sheets of the Exotic Invasive Species Act 630/2013 (GEIB)

Spanish Catalogue of Exotic Invasive Species - Birds 1

Fuentes y Créditos

  1. Adaptado por INVASORES - administrador de un trabajo de (c) cartotragsatec, algunos derechos reservados (CC BY-SA),

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