The Japanese Quail (Coturnix japonica), is a species of quail found in East Asia. They breed in much of Manchuria, southeastern Siberia, and northern Japan. They migrate further south to southern Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and southern China. Their habitat is grasslands and cultivated field. It is an abundant species across most of its range.
The adult Japanese Quail is about 7.88 inches in length. It is speckled yellow-brown, with a cream colored white strip above the eye.
This species is used in the food industry and for its eggs.