Brown quail

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Brown quail
Coturnix ypsilophora - granite island 2.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Coturnix
Species: C. ypsilophora
Binomial name
Coturnix ypsilophora
Bosc, 1792

The brown quail (Coturnix ypsilophora), also known as swamp quail, is an Australasian true quail of the family Phasianidae.

The brown quail is distributed in agricultural areas, wet grasslands, shrublands and freshwater wetlands across much of New Guinea and the Lesser Sunda Islands as well as in northern, eastern, south-eastern and south-western Australia and Tasmania, though absent from arid regions. This species has been introduced to Fiji and New Zealand.

Widespread and common throughout its large range, the brown quail is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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