Brown Quail

The brown quail or Swamp Quail as it’s name suggests it is a species of quail. They come from Australasia and were introduced to Fiji and New Zealand. They are also found more commonly in South-Western, South-Eastern,  Eastern Australia, as well as Tasmania, most of New Guinea, the lesser sunda islands, wet grasslands and freshwater wetlands. They eat seeds of grasses, fruits and vegetables, insects and green shoots. However they will usually feed in early morning or evening. They will rarely fly but, if they are ambushed by a predator or hunter they can fly in short spurts however, they don’t fly nearly as high as a house sparrow.brown quail

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