Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally considered in the order Galliformes. Old World quail are found in the family Phasianidae, and New World quail are found in the family Odontophoridae. The buttonquail are not quail at all, are named more for their superficial resemblance to quail, and are members of the Turnicidae family, more closely related to the Charadriiformes. The King Quail, a member of the Old World quail, is often sold in the pet trade and is commonly referred to there as a "button quail". Many of the common larger species are farm raised for table food or egg consumption, and are hunted on game farms or in the wild, where they are sometimes artificially stocked to supplement the wild population, or extend into areas they are normally not found naturally. (From Wikipedia)
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Miguel82 (25053) 2012-05-12 7:10
A magnific close up on this bird
very good shot
fine colors and good sharpness
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-05-12 8:01
beautiful nature shot.Excellent close-up and details as well as superb colors.Brilliant composition!
Have a nice weekend
mohammad_H (9548) 2012-05-12 8:42
پرنده بسیار زیبا و سریع پرواز
نمایش بسیار زیبایی از بلدرچین
الو.از این عکسها نگذار وسوسه می شوم
.چون من شکارچی هستم
تبریک بابت کار خوب
وضوح بسیار خوب با مدیریت نور
Very beautiful and fast-flying bird
Very beautiful view of the quail
Eleu . Of the pictures I'm tempted to let
. Because I'm a hunter
Congratulations for the good work
Very good resolution with light
danos (88379) 2012-05-12 10:34
nice the view of bird,with the closer view to brings out the details of it.Good presentation with the note to be very informative.
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-05-12 12:34
Wow! what a bird, awesome!!! beautiful composition and framing . Wonderfully presentation od this scene. Well done.I like it.
All the best and have a beautiful WE,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-12 14:17
Very nice shoot of this so cute bird.Great colors and definitions.Great details from a very nice POV.Well done!
Have a great night
baddori (19967) 2012-05-12 22:42
Quaglia ... una buona cattura.
Vicino a casa mia sono presenti e si nascondono nei cespugli, specie per difendere gli appena nati .
Ottimo tiro .
ikeharel (59635) 2012-05-13 1:48
A bit different from our Quails, mentioned in the bible, and found in the southen area on Israel: the Negev desert.
Beautiful colors this specie has, collected nicely with the verdant BG.
Enjoy your sunday,
siamesa (27751) 2012-05-13 2:45
Bom dia Eleu
Very beautiful bird. I never had seen this before.
Perfect exposure . Very well presented.
abmdsudi (44856) 2012-05-14 3:03
Never seen here, I think their numbers are in decline due to habitat destruction. Nice a close shot and great loe angle in wonderful detail and color. What a proud looking bird Eleu, Great contribution, Congrats