malcomhillier's picture

Potential Quail

Observed: 14th September 2011 By: malcomhillier
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Seen alive in a garden in Caythorpe, Lincolnshire on 13/9/2011 then dead on the 14th. 18cm long, is it a quail species?

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Graham James's picture

Potential Quail

Difficult to be certain of which Quail species but looks likely to be either Japanese Quail or Italian Golden Quail. Both species kept widely in captivity.

RoyW's picture

I agree...

It is certainly a Coturnix Quail, but it is difficult to say which.
Since the most likely identification is one of the two commonly kept 'types' mentioned by Graham, I think that it is safe to suggest Japanese Quail as the ID (Italian Golden Quail, which is also often known as Manchurian Golden Quail, is a form of Japanese Quail).