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Blue-breasted Quail
Synoicus chinensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
  Synoicus

Scientific:
  Synoicus chinensis

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.277

Protonym:
  Tetrao chinensis

Avibase ID:
  C2579CCB48D8AF6F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C2579CCB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 176009

Geographic range:

  • Synoicus chinensis [chinensis, lineatulus or palmeri]: India to Sri Lanka, Malaya, Indochina, se China and Taiwan
  • Synoicus chinensis trinkutensis: Nicobar Islands
  • Synoicus chinensis lepidus: Bismarck Archipelago
  • Synoicus chinensis novaeguineae: Montane forests of New Guinea
  • Synoicus chinensis papuensis: SE New Guinea
  • Synoicus chinensis lineatus: Philippines; Borneo; Sumatra and Java to Sulawesi, Sula Islands, and Lesser Sundas (Lombok to Sumba, Flores and Timor)
  • Synoicus chinensis colletti: N Australia (Northern Territory)
  • Synoicus chinensis victoriae: E Australia (Queensland to Victoria)
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Blue-breasted Quail
Czech:
  křepelka čínská
German:
  Zwergwachtel
Danish:
  Kinesisk Dværgvagtel
Spanish:
  Codorniz China
Finnish:
  idänsiniviiriäinen
French:
  Caille peinte
Italian:
  Quaglia pettoblu
Japanese:
  himeuzura
Japanese:
  ヒメウズラ
Dutch:
  Chinese Dwergkwartel
Norwegian:
  Asiablåvaktel
Polish:
  przepiórka chinska
Portuguese:
  Codorniz-da-china
Russian:
  Расписной перепел
Slovak:
  prepelica čínska
Swedish:
  asiatisk blåvaktel
Chinese:
  蓝胸鹑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Caille peinte ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Caille peinte ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Asian Blue Quail ( Synoicus chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   King Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   King Quail ( Excalfactoria chinensis) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis)
James Lee Peters:
    Excalfactoria chinensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Excalfactoria chinensis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Excalfactoria chinensis [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Blue-breasted Quail ( Coturnix chinensis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Coturnix chinensis [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Excalfactoria chinensis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Synoicus [chinensis or adansonii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Bloukwartel
Bengali: রাজ বটেরা
Catalan: Guatlla blava asiàtica
Cebuano: pitpitaw
Czech: Krepelka cínská, křepelka čínská
Danish: Kinesisk Dværgvagtel
German: Adanson-Wachtel, Asiatische Zwegwachtel, Asiatische Zwergwachtel, Chinesische Zwergwachtel, Zwergwachtel
English: Asian Blue Quail, Blue breasted Quail, Blue Quail, Blue-breasted Quail, Blue-breasted Quail/King Quail, Chestnut-bellied quail, Chinese painted quail, Chinese Quail, Indian Blue Quail, King Quail, Painted Quail, Pygmy Quail
English (Australia): King Quail
English (India): Blue-breasted Quail (King Quail)
Spanish: Codorniz Azul China, Codorniz China
Spanish (Spain): Codorniz China
Estonian: ida-sinivutt
Finnish: idänsiniviiriäinen, Siniviiriäinen
French: Caille bleue, Caille de Chine, Caille naine, Caille peinte, Caille peinte de Chine
Irish: Gearg Shíneach
Hungarian: kínai törpefürj
Indonesian: Burung Puyuh Batu, Burung Puyuh Pepekoh, Puyuh Batu, Sonta kasamba-kasamba, Sontasamba-samba
Italian: Quaglia della Cina, Quaglia nana, Quaglia pettoblu
Japanese: hime uzura, himeuzura, nankin hime uzura
Japanese: ナンキンヒメウズラ, ヒメウズラ, ヒメウヅラ
Japanese (Kanji): 南京姫鶉, 姫鶉
Latin: Coturnix chinensis, Coturnix chinensis chinensis, Excalfactoria chinensis, Synoicus chinensis, Tetrao chinensis
Lithuanian: Azijinė melsvoji kurapka, azijinė melsvoji putpelė
Malayalam: നീലമാറന്‍  കാട
Malay: Burung Pikau, Pikau
Dutch: Chinese Dwergkwartel
Norwegian: Asiablåvaktel, Dvergvaktel, Kinesisk dvergvaktel
Polish: przepiórka chinska, Przepiórka chińska
Pinyin: guì-huā què, lán-xiōng chún, wǔ-gēng niǎo, xiǎo ānchun
Portuguese: Codorniz-da-china
Portuguese (Portugal): Codorniz-chinesa
Russian: Расписной Голубой Перепел, Расписной перепел
Slovak: prepelica cínska, prepelica čínska
Swedish: asiatisk blåvaktel, Kinesisk dvärgvaktel
Thai: นกคุ่มสี
Thai (Transliteration): nók kʰûm sĭi
Vietnamese: Cay trung quốc, Chim cút ngực lam, Chim cút Trung Quốc, Quế hoa tước
Chinese: 五更鸟, 小鵪鶉, 桂花雀, 蓝胸鹑
Chinese (Traditional): 五更鳥, 小鵪鶉, 桂花雀, 藍胸鶉
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 小鵪鶉
Chinese (Taiwan): 小鹌鹑

 

         

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