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Blue Quail
02 48 072 Coturnix adansonii m
Male
Information
Common Name African Blue Quail
Range Sierra Leone to Ethiopia, and south to Zambia, and eastward to Kenya.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Perdicinae
Genus Excalfactoria
Species Excalfactoria adansonii
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Blue quail or African blue quail (Excalfactoria adansonii), is a species of Old World quail in the Phasianidae family.

Distribution and Habitat

The species ranges from Sierra Leone to Ethiopia, and south to Zambia, and eastward to Kenya and is migratory. The habitat of the blue quail excludes excessively dry areas. Inhabiting mainly grassland and fields, the birds typically live near rivers or other bodies of water.

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