Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Aves
                       Family : Phasianidae
        Scientific Name : Coturnix Coturnix

                      Size(H) : 11cm - 20cm 
                                       (4.5in - 7.8in)
                Wing Span : 30cm - 37cm
                                       (12in - 14.6in)
                       Weight : 70g - 140g 
                                       (2.4oz - 4.9oz)
                 Top Speed : 24km/h (15mph)

                  Life Span : 3 - 5 years
                      Colour : Brown. Black, 
                                      White, Blue
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Small body size and 
                                     brightly coloured eggs
  1. Quails are small birds found all around the world.
  2. They inhabit the woodlands and forests of the world.
  3. There are around 15 species of quail found in the world, varying slightly according to their appearance and geographical location.
  4. They grow anywhere between 10cm to 25cm tall.
  5. They are solitary birds living in pairs or just by themselves and congregating only during the breeding season.
  6. They get together in groups of around a hundred individuals during the mating season.
  7. They do not migrate and spend all the lives in the same locality.
  8. They are kept as poultry birds in some places for their colorful eggs that are served as a delicacy.
  9. They breed in open areas and lay their eggs, around 12 per clutch which hatch within a month, in their nests.
  10. They are omnivores, feeding majorly on wheat, barley, flowers, seeds and fruits and occasionally on worms and insects.
  11. Their natural predators are snakes, foxes, squirrels, raccoons, coyotes and various other animals.
  12. Humans are known only to consume those quails and their eggs that are commercially bred.

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