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Posted 27th October 2010, 08:20 AM
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Anyone know what this might be?


Looks like some kind of member of the Quail family, but in 32 years Nancy or I have never seen anything like him/her, anyone know what he/she might be? Came in mussed up by a cat, he going to be OK, just had some feather damage, but we don't know what he/she is so we don't know what to put on his/her case record? Nothing we can find fits with his/her redish brown coloring and he/she doesn't have any kind of top knot like the quails?

NAB :-)

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Posted 27th October 2010, 08:29 AM
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What a cutie!

You might ask on the following forum:

http://www.quailforum.com/index.php?...unena&Itemid=2



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Looks a bit like a young Red Grouse,


or Willow Ptarmigan
 
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Posted 27th October 2010, 09:07 AM
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Looks like a female Tennessee Red Quail. They are a color mutation of Bobwhites.
http://grovelandquailfarm.com/quails...dsbyMags69.jpg

But it might be a tibetan colored Coturnix quail. The beak looks more bobwhite-ish than coturnix though, so I'm going with the Tennessee.
http://www.vegafarm.com/tibetan.htm
http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/s...l/P1010753.jpg
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