Types of Quail

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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)

Genus Oreortyx

Mountain Quail (Oreortyx pictus)

Genus Callipepla

California Quail (Callipepla californica)
Elegant Quail (Callipepla douglasii)
Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii)
Scaled Quail aka Blue Quail (Callipepla squamata)

Genus Colinus

Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus)
Black Throated Bobwhite (Colinus nigrogularis)
Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)
Spot-bellied Bobwhite (Colinus Leucopogon)

Genus Cytonyx

Montezuma Quail (Cyrotonyx Montezumae)
Ocellated Quail (Cyrtonyx Ocellatus)

Genus Dactylortyx

Singing Quail (Dactylortyx thoracicus)

Genus Odontophorus

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)

Genus Philortyx

Banded Quail (Philortyx fasciatus)

Genus Rhynchortyx

Tawny faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus)


Old World quail (Phasianidae)

Genus Anurophasis

Snow Mountains Quail (Anurophasis monorthonyx)

Genus Coturnix

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)

Genus Ophrysia

Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa)

Genus Perdicula
Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica)
Manipur Bush Quail (Perdicula manipurensis)
Painted Bush Quail (Perdicula erythrorhyncha)
Rock Bush Quail (Perdicula argoondah)

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Juvenile California Quail.
Button Quail
Button Quail day old chicks
Bob White
(Tennesee Red and Wild Type)
Mountain Quail
Jungle Bush Quail