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Coturnix japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1849 – Japanese Quail

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits grasslands of steppes and hills. It is migratory, breeding in Mongolia, China, Russia, Republic of Korea, and Japan during April-August, wintering in India (mainly in the Northeastern region), Cambodia, Vietnam, Italy, and the U.S.A. it mostly forages on plant matters and small land invertebrates (BirdLife International 2016). 

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence is not fully understood, but it is perhaps threatened by habitat disturbance and hunting (BirdLife International 2016).

References:
BirdLife International 2016. Coturnix japonica . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22678949A95209097. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678949A95209097.en. Accessed on 12 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Coturnix japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1849 – Japanese Quail. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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