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Blue Quail Coturnix chinensis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2010 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 44.5 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 14,000,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the two formally split races have been described as uncommon to local (del Hoyo et al. 2009).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola Native Extant      
Australia Native Extant      
Brunei Native Extant      
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Cambodia Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
China (mainland) Native Extant      
Congo Native Extant      
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant      
Ethiopia Vagrant Extant      
Gabon Native Extant      
Ghana Native Extant      
Guam (to USA) Introduced Extant      
Guinea Native Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
India Native Extant      
Indonesia Native Extant      
Kenya Native Extant      
Laos Native Extant      
Liberia Native Extant      
Malawi Native Extant      
Malaysia Native Extant      
Mali Vagrant Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
Myanmar Native Extant      
Nepal Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Papua New Guinea Native Extant      
Philippines Native Extant      
Rwanda Native Extant      
Sierra Leone Native Extant      
Singapore Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant Yes    
Sri Lanka Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Taiwan (China) Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant      
Thailand Native Extant      
Timor-Leste Native Extant      
Togo Native Extant      
Uganda Native Extant      
Vietnam Native Extant      
Zambia Native Extant      
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Coturnix chinensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Phasianidae (Grouse, pheasants and partridges)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1766)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 14,000,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species