Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: Temminck & Schlegel, 1849

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline, potentially owing to hunting and shifts in agriculture. Research is urgently required to establish population numbers, trends, and to assess and mitigate the threats to the species.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 9,550,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Coturnix japonica. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/japanese-quail-coturnix-japonica on 01/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/06/2023.