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2014-08-15 12:26:21

With Help from The Quail Group at RE/MAX Advantage and Commissions Inc., Saugus Native Michelle Campanella Buys Home in Peabody PEABODY, Mass., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surprised with $10,000 from The Great Home Giveaway, Michelle Campanella of Saugus, MA is seeing her dream of home ownership come true. Today, this 32-year-old single mother is starting the next chapter of her life as she moves from her parents' home in Saugus to a sparkling new home in nearby Peabody....

2014-03-11 12:23:21

Conservation's Greatest Night DALLAS, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- At their 8(th) Annual Dinner & Auction on March 6, Dallas based non-profit Park Cities Quail (PCQ) awarded its 2014 "T. Boone Pickens Lifetime Sportsman Award" to legendary entertainer, conservationist and avid sportsman George Strait at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Strait was presented a specially designed sculpture of three flushing bobwhite quail created by award-winning sculptor Walter Matia....

Quail Are Experts When It Comes To Camouflage
2013-01-17 13:46:03

Cell Press When it comes to camouflage, ground-nesting Japanese quail are experts. That's based on new evidence published online on January 17 in Current Biology that mother quail "know" the patterning of their own eggs and choose laying spots to hide them best. "Not only are the eggs camouflaged, but the birds choose to lay their eggs on a substrate that maximizes camouflage," said P. George Lovell of Abertay University and the University of St Andrews. "Furthermore, the maximization...

2010-12-27 13:47:39

The phrase "nature versus nurture" was coined in the mid-19th century by the English scientist Francis Galton and symbolizes the debate over the relative importance of inherited factors and the environment (or upbringing) in determining the behaviour of offspring.  The issue has been complicated by the discovery of "epigenetic" effects, by which especially mothers can alter the genetic material they pass on to their young.  A further twist to the story is provided by the finding...

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2009-02-17 11:30:00

According to ornithologists, a rare Philippines quail feared to be extinct was found right before it was headed for the cooking pot. Last month, hunters nabbed the Worcester's buttonquail (Turnix worcesteri) in the Caraballo mountain range, and a TV crew took pictures and video footage of the live bird at a poultry market, the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines said. Michael Lu, club president, said the group was "ecstatic" about the find, but also said they "feel sad that the locals do not...


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2009-02-27 14:40:41

The Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica) is a species of quail found native to South Asia, specifically India and Sri Lanka. It has been introduced to the Réunion Island. The preferred habitat is dry grasslands or wooded areas. It is common throughout its range. It is a small bird no bigger than a rain quail. The male has a reddish-brown head with slight brown mottling on top, and on the back with black, brown and yellow. The breast is barred with white and black. The wings are...

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2009-01-17 17:41:51

The Asian Blue Quail (Coturnix chinensis), also known as the Chinese Painted Quail, King Quail or Blue-breasted Quail, is a species of bird in the same family as pheasants (Phasianidae) in the order Galliformes. In the wild it is found from southeastern Asia to Oceania with ten different subspecies. It is also sometimes known as "Button Quail", though this is more commonly referred to similar-looking but distantly related birds of the genus Turnix. In Australia it is not listed as threatened...

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2008-12-18 20:31:40

The Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), is a species of pheasant in the Phasianidae family. It was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 as Tetrao coturnix. This is a native Mediterranean species that is found in Europe, North Africa, western Asia and migrates to central Africa east to India in winter. It has been introduced to the United States by hobbyists and bird enthusiasts. Its habitat is grasslands with thick cover. This is a small (6.75 in) bird, streaked brown with a white eye...

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2008-11-29 21:13:32

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...

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2008-04-28 17:44:04

The Bobwhite Quail, Northern Bobwhite, or Virginia Quail (Colinus virginianus), is a ground-dwelling bird native to North America. The Bobwhite Quail is a member of the group of species known as New World quail. This quail primarily inhabits areas of early growth dominated by various species of pine, hardwood, woody, and herbaceous growth. However, quail habitat varies greatly throughout its range which extends from Mexico east to Florida and north into the Upper Midwest and Northeast....

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