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New World quails


The New World quails is a group of about 32 species that is found in North and South America. This group includes, quail, bobwhites, and wood partridges. These are medium-sized, stocky, and round birds that mainly travel on the ground, although they can fly if they need to. New World quails are usually very social, traveling in groups of several dozen birds while they forage for seeds, fruit, other plant material and insects. New World quail species usually try to stay under cover of plants while they are foraging, but their feathers are also often mottled browns and grays that help them to blend in with the plants and avoid predators. These birds reproduce quickly and newly hatched young can immediately begin to walk around and feed themselves.

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