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chinese button quail

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chinese button quail Fast Facts

  • Location: Southern China, South and Southeast Asia, through Oceania and northern Australia.
  • Habitat: Grasslands and shrublands
  • Lifespan: 4 years
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Length: 7cm to 12cm
  • Weight: 45g to 75g
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Overview

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.

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Diet

They are ground dwelling birds, foraging for seeds and insects.

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Reproduction

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.

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Threats + Conservation

This species is considered Least Concern by the IUCN Redlist and currently has no reported threats.

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Fun facts

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chinese button quail Gallery

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