(English: quail)
Scientific name: Coturnix coturni X

. Caratteristiche:

The quail a Galliforme from the reduced dimensions a lot, hardly 18 cm and wing unapertura of 32-35 cm.
The gray-tawny piumaggio with black striature, white women and yellow or marroncine on the flanks; the streaked head. . La   difference between male and not obvious female, with the exception of a collarino and of a black spot on the chest of the male, moreover the chest of the male introduces the piume tending to the red one mattone.


The quail loves to graze to earth between the vegetation to the search of bugs. If something lallarma prefers to escape with one fast race, anzich to take the flight.

Although it does not have an exceptional way to fly, this Galliforme small pu to balance in air for long distances cos to catch up the reproduction areas, placed to dellareale north of distribution. The males in the primaverile return anticipate the females and defend in agguerrito way their territory and emit of the particular callbacks (trisillabico callback you tuitui) in order to attract lattenzione of the females in arrival. If these are numerous the every male reigns poligamia (therefore couples itself with many females); , if contrarily scarseggiano, every male monogamo (couples with one single partner). They are placed from the 7 to 12 eggs, and exclusively the female takes care itself of broods and the increase of the quagliotti. The eggs schiudono after a score of days and the small grow so fastly from being able to follow the adults hardly nellannuale migration 5-6 ET weeks.

In Europe the agricultural allambiente adapted quail, even if luso of pesticidi and erbicidi beyond to sfalcio the mechanic who does not save no type of nest has reduced to such point the disponibilit of bugs, indispensable to the nidiacei, to hinder of the presence.  


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It loves grassy plains and present in Europe, Asia and Africa.


The quail, although is not considered one good volatrice, in degree in one single night of to cover one distance of 700 km to one velocit of 70 km/orari.