Japanese Quail

Coturnix japonica

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Code 4

JAQU

Code 6

COTJAP

ITIS

HEAD

Japanese Quail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray-brown
  • Forehead Color: Buff-brown
  • Nape Color: Gray-brown with white streaks
  • Throat Color: Buff or white.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Japanese Quail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 17-19 cm (6.7-7.5 in)
  • Weight: 90 g (3.17 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff and white, with black-gray streaks on breast, and white streaks on rufous sides.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with white streaks.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked, Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Japanese Quail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates series of rapid stiff wing beats with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 28-32 cm (11-12.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Mottled
  • Upper Tail: Brown with short white streaks.
  • Under Tail: Brown
  • Leg Color: Pink-brown
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X