Types of Quail
There are over 40 quail species worldwide. The most common wild species found in North America are the California Quail, Mountain Quail, Gambel’s Quail, Motezuma Quail and Scaled Quail.
Quail exist both in the wild and in domesticity. Different types of quail are kept for pets, to eat, hunting, dog training and the eggs are considered a delicacy. Below is a list of the quail types and in this site you will find other helpful articles about quail.
Quails found worldwide:
New World Quail (Odontoophoridae)
Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus)
California Quail (Callipepla californica) Elegant Quail (Callipepla douglasii) Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii) Scaled Quail aka Blue Quail (Callipepla squamata)
Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus) Black Throated Bobwhite (Colinus nigrogularis) Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) Spot-bellied Bobwhite (Colinus Leucopogon)
Montezuma Quail (Cyrotonyx Montezumae) Ocellated Quail (Cyrtonyx Ocellatus)
Singing Quail (Dactylortyx thoracicus)
Black breasted Wood Quail (Odontophorus leucolaemus) Black eared Wood Quail (Odontophorus melanotis) Black fronted Wood Quail (Odontophorus atrifrons) Chestnut Wood Quail (Odontophorus hyperythrus) Dark backed Wood Quail (Odontophorus melanonotus) Gorgeted Wood Quail (Odontophorus strophium) Marbled Wood Quail (Odontophorus gujanensis) Rufous breasted Wood Quail (Odontophorus speciosus) Rufous fronted Wood Quail (Odontophorus erythrops) Spot winged Wood Quail (Odontophorus capoeira) Spotted Wood Quail (Odontophorus guttatus) Starred Wood Quail (Odontophorus stellatus) Tacarcuna Wood Quail (Odontophorus dialeucos) Stripe faced Wood Quail (Odontophorus balliviani) Venezuelan Wood Quail (Odontophorus columbianus)
Banded Quail (Philortyx fasciatus)
Tawny faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus)
Old World quail (Phasianidae)
Snow Mountains Quail (Anurophasis monorthonyx)
Blue Quail (Coturnix adansonii) Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) Harlequin Quail (Coturnix delegorguei) Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) King Quail (Coturnix chinesis) aka "Button Quail, Chinese Painted Quail" Rain Quail (Coturnix comomandelica) Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)
Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica) Manipur Bush Quail (Perdicula manipurensis) Painted Bush Quail (Perdicula erythrorhyncha) Rock Bush Quail (Perdicula argoondah)
Juvenile California Quail.
Button Quail day old chicks
(Tennesee Red and Wild Type)