|Other Common Names||
Swamp Partridge, Swamp Quail
Breeding season: August to May. Clutch size is seven to ten. Nest is a scrape on the ground, lined with grass, hidden in thick grasses under overhanging vegetation, not far from water. Both sexes incubate eggs. Young leave the nest straight after they hatch. Quails rarely fly, preferring to hide unless an intruder flushes them; then they fly low to the ground, with a rapid whirring flight.
White streaks and barring across the back.
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
A group of quails is called a covey.
Omnivore. Feeds on seeds and green shoots, but also on insects.
Found in grasslands, wetlands and agricultural areas.
Native to Australia