Asian Blue/Blue-breasted/Chinese Painted Quail Coturnix chinensis

Blue-breasted Quail
Asian Blue Quail
The tiny Blue-breasted Quail is also called the Asian Blue, the Chinese, the Painted, the Chinese Painted and the King Quail. So many names for such a small bird. It is the smallest true quail. Several subspecies come from India, southern China, much of southeast Asia and eastern Australia. The male, above, has strong black facial lines on white and a blue-grey breast.
Chinese Quail female
Asian Blue Quail female
The female Asian Blue Quail does not have the white face, black facial lines or blue-grey breast.
Asian Blue Quail
Blue-breasted Quail
Asain King Quail
Blue breasted Quail
Chinese Quail
Painted King Quail
Blue breasted Quail hen
Chinese Quail female
Asian Blue Quail female
Hens
Blue breasted Quail
Chinese Quail
Painted King Quail
Plumage variations
Painted Quail
Chinese Quail
Asian Blue Quail
Colour variations
King Quail
Chinese Quail
Asian Blue Quail
Wild plumage pattern and colour