Blue quail

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Blue quail
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Coturnix
Species: C. adansonii
Binomial name
Coturnix adansonii
Verreaux & Verreaux, 1851
Synonyms

Excalfactoria adansoni

The blue quail or African blue quail, (Coturnix adansonii) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Geographic Range[edit]

The species ranges from Sierra Leone to Ethiopia, and south to Zambia, and eastward to Kenya, and is migratory. The habitat of the blue quail excludes excessively dry areas.

Habitat[edit]

Inhabiting mainly grassland and fields, the birds typically live near rivers or other bodies of water.

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