THE following observations on Quail {Cotumix coturnix) were made at Cholsey, near Wallingford, Berkshire, in the summer of 1951. The habitat was corn, with the exception of two large patches of mature red clover, and extended over some 150 acres of the S.E. face of a ridge, from 200 to 240 ft. above sea-level. The absence of hedges or fences, and the presence of a road and several tracks for farm ...

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