Q is for Quail #atozchallenge

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A to Z April 2017  Challenge – Animals Birds & Insects Pantoum Poetry

Photo Credit. – The Brown Quail

20 April 2017 – Q is for Quail

The common quail is a small ground-nesting game bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae
It inhabits woodlands and forest areas around the world, more than 15 different species
Its characteristic call of “wet my lips”, this species of quail is more often heard than seen.
It is a small, rounded bird, essentially streaked brown with a white eyestripe

It inhabits woodlands and forest areas around the world, more than 15 different species
This is a terrestrial species, feeding on seeds and insects on the ground
Its characteristic call of “wet my lips”, this species of quail is more often heard than seen.
It is  difficult to see, keeping hidden in crops, reluctant to fly, preferring to creep away instead

This is a terrestrial species, feeding on seeds and insects on the ground
Often the only indication of its presence is the distinctive “wet-my-lips”  song of the male.
It is difficult to see, keeping hidden in crops, reluctant to fly, preferring to creep away instead
Lays 6-12 eggs in a ground nest. The eggs take from 16–18 days to hatch.

Often the only indication of its presence is the distinctive “wet-my-lips” song of the male
Upon attaining an age of 6–8 weeks, this quail breeds on open arable farmland and grassland
Lays 6-12 eggs in a ground nest. The eggs take from 16–18 days to hatch.
Quail eggs are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world

Upon attaining an age of 6–8 weeks, this quail breeds on open arable farmland and grassland
The brown quail has been introduced to New Zealand it has been of least concern by threatened species
Quail eggs are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, sometimes used raw or cooked
The brown quail is a plump, stocky bird growing to a length of 17 to 22 centimeters

The brown quail has been introduced to New Zealand it has been of least concern by threatened species
In New Zealand, it is found at altitudes up to 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) introduced in the 1860s and 1870s
Quail eggs are considered a delicacy in many parts of the world, sometimes used raw or cooked
Newly hatched chicks are precocial and are cared for by both parents for a while

In New Zealand, it is found at altitudes up to 1,000 meters (3,300 ft) introduced in the 1860s and 1870s
The male taking on the caring role after two weeks to allow the female to start on the next clutch of eggs
Newly hatched chicks are precocial and are cared for by both parents for a while
There is an extended breeding season with clutches of half a dozen or more eggs being laid

The male taking on the caring role after two weeks to allow the female to start on the next clutch of eggs
With its characteristic call of “wet my lips”, this species of quail is more often heard than seen
There is an extended breeding season with clutches of half a dozen or more eggs being laid
The common quail is a small ground-nesting game bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae.

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