QUAIL SKELETON - COTURNIX COTURNIX
The common quail, Coturnix coturnix, is a species of small (7.1-8.6 inches long), ground-nesting game bird in the Phasianidae (pheasant) family. It is a very widespread species, found all over Europe, Asia, and North Africa. Members of the species are primarily brown, with white stripes above the eyes and, in the males, a white chin. Befitting of their migratory nature, common quails have long wings (relative to those of most other gamebird species). They are terrestrial birds that tend to live among tall shrubs and crops on the ground, feeding on seeds and insects. Albeit being a migratory species, C. coturnix is not very often seen in flight. Save for during actual migration, even if these birds are flushed off the ground they tend to fly low and then drop right back into cover on the ground. Quails have been hunted for meat throughout history, but their meat has been known to become poisonous if they’ve consumed certain plants- which plants exactly remains a topic of scientific debate.
This genuine C. coturnix skeleton is finely articulated and mounted onto a polished compressed-wood base. A clear dome on top completes the casing; this specimen makes for a lovely display.
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Scientific Name: Coturnix coturnix
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