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.
The female Asian Blue Quail does not have the white face, black facial lines or blue-grey breast.
Wild plumage pattern and colour