|Brown quail (Synoicus ypsilophorus)|
|Cladistically included but traditionally excluded taxa|
Quail is a collective name for several
genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes. The collective noun for a group of quail is a flock, covey, or bevy.
table food or egg consumption, and are hunted on game farms or in the wild, where they may be released to supplement the wild population, or extend into areas outside their natural range. In 2007, 40 million quail were produced in the U.S.
- Genus Callipepla
- Genus Cyrtonyx
- Genus Dactylortyx
- Singing quail, Dactylortyx thoracicus
- Genus Philortyx
- Banded quail, Philortyx fasciatus
- Genus Colinus
- Genus Odontophorus
- Marbled wood quail, Odontophorus gujanensis
- Spot-winged wood quail, Odontophorus capueira
- Black-eared wood quail, Odontophorus melanotis
- Rufous-fronted wood quail, Odontophorus erythrops
- Black-fronted wood quail, Odontophorus atrifrons
- Chestnut wood quail, Odontophorus hyperythrus
- Dark-backed wood quail, Odontophorus melanonotus
- Rufous-breasted wood quail, Odontophorus speciosus
- Tacarcuna wood quail, Odontophorus dialeucos
- Gorgeted wood quail, Odontophorus strophium
- Venezuelan wood quail, Odontophorus columbianus
- Black-breasted wood quail, Odontophorus leucolaemus
- Stripe-faced wood quail, Odontophorus balliviani
- Starred wood quail, Odontophorus stellatus
- Spotted wood quail, Odontophorus guttatus
- Genus Oreortyx
- Mountain quail, Oreortyx pictus
- Genus Rhynchortyx
- Tawny-faced quail, Rhynchortyx cinctus
- Genus Coturnix
- Common quail (also called Pharaoh, Bible, European or Nile quail), Coturnix coturnix
- Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica
- Stubble quail, Coturnix pectoralis
- †New Zealand quail, Coturnix novaezelandiae (extinct)
- Rain quail, Coturnix coromandelica
- Harlequin quail, Coturnix delegorguei
- †Canary Islands quail, Coturnix gomerae (fossil)
- Genus Synoicus
- Genus Perdicula
- Genus Ophrysia
- Himalayan quail, Ophrysia superciliosa (critically endangered/extinct)
Quail in cookery
Quail that have fed on hemlock (e.g., during migration) may induce acute kidney injury due to accumulation of toxic substances from the hemlock in the meat; this problem is referred to as "coturnism".
- USGS - Animal Congregations, or What Do You Call a Group Archived March 20, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- "Bevy", Merriam-Webster.com.
- "Japanese Quail - Lancaster County 4-H (japanesequail) - Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County - University of Nebraska–Lincoln". lancaster.unl.edu. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Web Developer Network. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911. .
- New International Encyclopedia. 1905. .