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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Quail

 

 

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Quail

(Common Quail)

Coturnix coturnix

Gaelic: Gearra-gart, Gearradh Gort

 

  • Quail (Common Quail)
  • Coturnix coturnix
  • Gaelic: Gearra-gart, Gearradh Gort
  • UK: RED LIST. 200-500 breeding pairs (Summer)
  • WI: Scarce summer visitor (very small numbers recorded in most years)
  • Winters: Weak flyer, but manages a migration to North Africa & back
  • Habitat: fields, grazings
  • Quail is a rare summer visitor, usually heard rather than seen
  • Listen to a Quail (RSPB site). Male's call is decribed as "wet-me-lips"

 

 

Quail in the Western Isles

Scarce summer visitor (very small numbers recorded in most years)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)

There is an old breeding record (19th Century)

 

The chart below shows how abundant the Quail is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

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