Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica
Gerald - Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica
Native to East Asia and Russia, the Japanese quail is a ground-dwelling species typically inhabiting environments with dense vegetation and thick undergrowth. They feed on a variety of grass seeds, insects, insect larvae and other small invertebrates. First domesticated in Japan during the 12th century, these birds are now commonly reared for their eggs by hobbyists and large-scale producers.