King quail

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The king quail (Excalfactoria chinensis), also known as the blue-breasted quail, Asian blue quail, Chinese painted quail, or Chung-Chi, is a species of Old World quail in the family Phasianidae.wikipedia
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Phasianidae

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The king quail (Excalfactoria chinensis), also known as the blue-breasted quail, Asian blue quail, Chinese painted quail, or Chung-Chi, is a species of Old World quail in the family Phasianidae.
They range in weight from 43 g in the case of the king quail to 6 kg in the case of the Indian peafowl.

Quail

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This species is the smallest "true quail", ranging in the wild from southeastern Asia to Oceania with 10 different subspecies.
The king quail, an Old World quail, often is sold in the pet trade, and within this trade is commonly, though mistakenly, referred to as a "button quail".

Galliformes

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They have orange feet which are hard and able to withstand a continuous life on the ground like many other game birds.
These birds vary in size from the diminutive king quail (Coturnix chinensis) (5 in) long and weighing 28–40 g (1–1.4 oz) to the largest extant galliform species, the North American wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo), which may weigh as much as 14 kg (30.5 lb) and may exceed 120 cm (47 in).

Asia

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This species is the smallest "true quail", ranging in the wild from southeastern Asia to Oceania with 10 different subspecies.

Oceania

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This species is the smallest "true quail", ranging in the wild from southeastern Asia to Oceania with 10 different subspecies.

New Zealand

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A failed attempt was made to introduce this species to New Zealand by the Otago Acclimatisation Society in the late 1890s.

Acclimatisation societies in New Zealand

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A failed attempt was made to introduce this species to New Zealand by the Otago Acclimatisation Society in the late 1890s.

Aviculture

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It is quite common in aviculture worldwide, where it is sometimes misleadingly known as the "button quail", which is the name of an only very distantly related family of birds, the buttonquails.

Buttonquail

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It is quite common in aviculture worldwide, where it is sometimes misleadingly known as the "button quail", which is the name of an only very distantly related family of birds, the buttonquails.

Subspecies

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Philippines

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Lesser Sunda Islands

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Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999

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King quail are not listed as threatened on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

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This species is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).