chinese button quail Fast Facts
This little bird species is known by several names, including the King quail and the Asian blue quail, and it is the smallest of the true quails. They are found in southern China, South and Southeast Asia, through Oceania and northern Australia. There are 13 sub species of the quail, however they are often mistaken as part of the buttonquail family.
They are ground dwelling birds, foraging for seeds and insects.
Males will fight for the right to mate with a female. Once mating has taken place a female will lay between 5 and 13 eggs, which will hatch after 16 days.
Threats + Conservation
This species is considered Least Concern by the IUCN Redlist and currently has no reported threats.