The HARLEQUIN QUAIL, Coturnix delegorguei, lives on the savannas and grasslands of southern Africa.
The CRESTED BOBWHITE QUAIL, Colinus cristatus, is native to southern Central America, northern South America and the Netherlands Antilles.
The JUNGLE BUSH-QUAIL, Perdicula asiatica, is prevalent throughout the Indian subcontinent from Nepal to Sri Lanka.
The BARRED BUTTONQUAIL, Turnix suscitator, is native to South and Southeast Asia and, despite its appearance and habits, is not closely related to true quails. Buttonquails have an interesting reversal of roles: the female is more brightly coloured, defends her territory against other hens but may have several males and initiates courtship; the male incubates the eggs and raises the chicks.