Blue quail

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Blue quail
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

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.


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


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