Coturnix coturnix   Common Quail  Afrikaanse Kwartel


An erratic summer visitor. Rare; sparsely recorded in upland areas of open grassland (recorded in 6% of the Waterberg pentads); mostly detected from its characteristic call which is closely similar to the call of the Harlequin Quail and care is needed to distinguish the two; some (or all?) Waterberg records are perhaps attributable to that species.
Common Quail Waterberg distribution

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