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Common Quail Coturnix coturnix

Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): European Quail, Eurasian Quail, African Quail, Quail
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Pakistan - Date unknown © Muhammad Saad Nawaz Qaisrani 
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W. Palearctic to c. Asia and n. Oriental regions. E. Africa to South Africa and Madagascar;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Europe from the British Isles and s. Scandinavia across Russia to w. Asia in sw. Siberia s. to w. North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) and e. Africa (n. Kenya near Lake Turkana, Huri Hills and Maralal), Mediterranean region, Turkey, Near East to sw. Arabia, w. and n. Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, ec. India, possibly to Bangladesh, w. China and Mongolia.
(2) Azores and Madeira in the Canary Is.
(3) Cape Verde Is.
(4) Ethiopia, ex. se. Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda to ce. Zaire, Kenya (c. Kenyan highlands, West Usambara Mts), Tanzania, Angola, Zambia and Malawi to e. Zimbabwe and w. Mozambique.
(5) Sw. Namibia, South Africa, Comoro Is., Mauritius and Madagascar.
Introduced to Mauritius and Reunion.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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