The quail is a small bird that inhabits woodland and forest areas around the world. There are thought to be more than 15 different species of quail, with each species of quail being found in different parts of the world and all have slightly different appearances depending on how they have adapted to their environment.

Fast Facts about Quail

1. Quail is small bird. It can reach 4.5 to 7.8 inches in length and 2.4 to 4.9 ounces of weight.

2. Quails are covered with brown, black, white, grey and blue feathers. Specific colouration and arrangement of feathers create scale-like pattern on some parts of the body.

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3. Quail are vegetarians. Eating mostly seeds and berries, a hungry quail will eat leaves, roots or some small insects.

4. Quails can lay 10 to 20 eggs at one time.

5. Cats, skunks, fox, snakes, owls and dogs hunt quail.

6. Quails usually live alone, but they form flocks in the fall.

7. Quails can only fly a short distance.

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8. Quails are solitary birds that can be occasionally seen in pairs. They gather in large flocks during the mating season.

9. Female lays from 1 to 12 (usually 6) brightly colored eggs that hatch after incubation period of 23 days.

10. Quails can survive from 3 to 5 years in the wild.