Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes.
Old World quail are placed in the family Phasianidae, and New World quailare placed in the family Odontophoridae. The species of buttonquail are named for their superficial resemblance to quail, and form the familyTurnicidae in the order Charadriiformes. The king quail, an Old World quail, often is sold in the pet trade, and within this trade is commonly, though mistakenly, referred to as a "button quail". Many of the common larger species are farm-raised for table food or egg consumption, and are huntedon game farms or in the wild, where they may be released to supplement the wild population, or extend into areas outside their natural range.
The collective noun for a group of quail is a flock, covey or bevy.
Like Hei, they are dosmetic animals that can be farmed. They will lay eggs that will spawn quails instead of tits. When killed, they will drop quail carcass, quail wing and a quail feather.
- Quails are one of two animals that cannot be eaten: the other are Ewes.