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  • Brown Quail

  • Coturnix ypsilophora
  • The Brown Quail is a small, plump ground-dwelling bird. It is variable in colour, ranging from red brown to grey brown with fine white streaks and black barring above, and chestnut brown below. The eye is red to yellow, the bill black and the legs and feet orange-yellow. Female Brown Quails are larger and may be more heavily marked with black and paler below than males. Young birds are like adult females, with less distinct markings and a dark brown eye. Quails rarely fly, preferring to hide unless an intruder flushes them; then they fly low to the ground, with a rapid whirring flight.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=413
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=413&p=106&s=1298216905
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Brown Quail

  • The Brown Quail is a small, plump ground-dwelling bird. It is variable in colour, ranging from red brown to grey brown with fine white streaks and black barring above, and chestnut brown below. The eye is red to yellow, the bill black and the legs and feet orange-yellow. Female Brown Quails are larger and may be more heavily marked with black and paler below than males. Young birds are like adult females, with less distinct markings and a dark brown eye. Quails rarely fly, preferring to hide unless an intruder flushes them; then they fly low to the ground, with a rapid whirring flight.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Coturnix ypsilophora
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 10
  • Size
  • 17-22cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=413&p=106&s=1298216905
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=413
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/brown-quail