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quail

a small, gallinaceous, insectivorous game bird, gray-brown with black, white and yellow spots. They are poor flyers but migrate long distances annually and reproduce at a high rate. The common species is the common quail, Coturnix coturnix. In North America the native quail is the bobwhite (Colinus virginianus).

quail bronchitis
caused by an adenovirus in captive or freeliving bobwhite quail, manifested by coughing, sneezing, lacrimation and conjunctivitis but usually without nasal discharge. Morbidity is usually 100% in young birds where the mortality may also be high.
quail disease
see ulcerative enteritis.
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But the other animals--the squirrels, and quail, and cottontails, were creatures of the Wild who had never yielded allegiance to man.
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Quail and pheasant hunters are overdue for some good news.
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BOBWHITE QUAIL NUMBERS remain down, but programs to rebuild populations are being aggressively developed.
The idea of raising quail outdoors was exciting because they don't require a lot of space.
The production of quail bird is the latest craze to hit Zimbabwe's poultry sector.