Japanese Quail – 5/26/22

Observer: Levi McGowan & Ilan Fisher

Observation Date: 5/26/22

Observation Time: 5:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Beach & Harding

Common Name: Japanese Quail

Scientific Name: Cotumix japonica

Comments: Check out this Youtube video to see the quail and hear its call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ3y08Iub_k

The call could be a distress call. Perhaps mom is looking for her chicks, or perhaps this is a juvenile looking for its mom. Or perhaps its calling for its mate. It did not fly, but it showed no visible sign of injury. It’s been calling in the area for a few days.

More Information: eBird