Quail: A Bird Book for Kids

Quick Quail Facts
Quail are small birds that mostly live on the  ground. They are considered to be game birds and some species are hunted  by people for food.
Types of Quail: There are two major families of  quail, New World Quail and Old World Quail. In total, there are about 43  types of quail found throughout the world.
Geographic Range: New World Quail are found in North  and South America, from Canada down to Brazil. Old World Quail are  found in other parts of the world including Europe, Asia and Africa.
Length: Adult quail are from 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30.5 cm) in length.
Wings: Most quail are terrestrial meaning that they  live most of their lives on the ground, flying only to escape predators  or to find a better place to view their surroundings. Only three types  of Old World quail migrate with the seasons.
Weight: Adult quail weigh from 3 to 6.5 oz ( 90 – 184 g ). The females are often larger than the males.
Food: Quail eat seeds, insects, plants and sometimes roots.

Enjoy these Quail videos from YouTube

Chinese painted quails

The California Quail

Mexican Speckled Bobwhite Quail