Questions Regarding Quail Flight

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Quails1, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2015
    Walnut, CA
    I know that quails can fly. But because of their smaller size, I think they can fly better than other gallinaceous birds. But most of all, please answer these questions:
    Can they fly high like an eagle?
    Can they fly far like a duck?
    Can they fly swiftly like a falcon (very good at flying and agile in the air)?
    If not, explain why, and how high, far, and agile they can fly.

    Any help will be gladly appreciated, just don't say any mean and rude comments to me!
  2. kingmt

    kingmt Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Mason WV
    No, no, no.

    I'll let someone else get into the whys. Well jumbo can't wild probably does much better.
  3. Rashid100

    Rashid100 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2014
    They can fly kind of like a chicken, but faster due to their size and higher. It's just bursts of flight. They can't stay up for long
  4. TickinChicken

    TickinChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2015
    Aussie M8
    My Coop
    Quail and chickens belong to the Gallinaceous order, which includes grouse, ptarmigans, turkeys, pheasants, quail, partridges and other things like that.

    Gallinaceous birds tend to be sort of plump ground-feeders and, for the most part, are poor fliers.
    Quail will take to the wing if they really have to, but they would rather run. They can weave in and out of thick under brush at up to 12 mph. and they usually don't fly to far or high.
  5. The Quail Guru

    The Quail Guru Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2015
    I have button quail and they fly straight up to the roof when frightened! So basically they only fly as high as the roof and most of the time they only go straight up, I don't think they can fly a distance.
  6. Advocat

    Advocat Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2014
    We have local wild Gambels, and the highest I've ever seen one was on top of a telephone pole, so they can go at least that high.
  7. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2015
    Walnut, CA
    Thanks a million to all of you! I initially thought they could fly from North America to South America I guess...
  8. Quails1

    Quails1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2015
    Walnut, CA
    I also forgot to mention that coturnix/Japanese quails are actually the only quails that migrate! Unlike many other quails, these quails have pointed wings, so that they are able to fly great distances, as opposed to many game birds which have rounded wings, which are ideal for quick takeoff, but shorter flight session.

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