A Common Quail is a small, brown bird that is found all over the world. They live in a variety of habitats, from deserts to forests, and can be found in both open areas and dense brush. Quail are well known for their fast flight; they can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour!
Quail are omnivorous and eat a variety of foods, including insects, seeds, fruits, and berries. They are also known to eat small reptiles and amphibians. In the winter months, quail switch to a mostly vegetarian diet and consume more seeds and grains.
Male quail are polygamous and will mate with multiple females. The female quail will lay 3-12 eggs in a hidden nest made of grasses and other materials. The eggs will incubate for around 2 weeks, and the chicks will fledge (leave the nest) within another week or two. Quail are generally considered to be monogamous, meaning that a male and female will mate for life.
Quail are hunted by many different predators, including hawks, owls, foxes, and coyotes. They are also susceptible to diseases like avian malaria and Newcastle disease. However, populations of quail seem to be stable overall, and they are not currently considered to be at risk of extinction.