Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica) - HBW 2, p. 509
French: Caille du Japon
Spanish: Codorniz Japonesa
Other common names: Asian Migratory Quail
Taxonomy: C. vulgaris japonica Temminck and Schlegel, 1849, Japan.
Forms superspecies with C. coturnix, and possibly also with C. pectoralis. Present species has been considered a race of C. coturnix, but they are apparently sympatric in Mongolia. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds in E Asia, from N Mongolia, NE through Baikal region to Vitim region in EC Russia, E to Sakhalin I, and S to Japan, Korea and NE China (E Shandong); winters S from C Japan and C China W through NW Thailand and N Burma to NE India (Assam) and Bhutan. Records from NW Bangladesh usually ascribed to C. coturnix, but may actually be applicable to present species. May breed in Buthan and Burma. Introduced to Hawaiian Is.
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A female incubating and another walking Locality Bronx Zoo, New York City, New York, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 24 June 2005 7 years ago 29 sec 3.6
A male walking and hidding on the grass. Locality Happy Island, Hebei, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Eldert Groenewoud 4 May 2008 4 years ago 24 sec 3.5
male calling Locality Chong Ming Island, Shanghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 19 April 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 3.4
male feeding in a recently burned area Locality Chong Ming Island, Shanghai, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 19 April 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 3.3
crouching on road in car headlights at night, runs in to vegetation Locality Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 11 March 2007 2 years ago 14 sec 3