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 sub-species 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