Status: No accepted records.
Taxonomy: No subspecies are recognized.
Comments: According to Mathisen and Mathisen (1960), some 76,600 were released in Nebraska beginning in 1957. Many migrated southward out of Nebraska, including one recovered in Chihuahua, Mexico, but nesting occurred to some extent. Birds released in Frontier and Dawson Cos may have wandered into Lincoln Co, where two were shot in fall 1962 (Shickley 1968). There have been no reports since.
Mathisen, J., and A. Mathisen. 1960. History and status of introduced game birds in Nebraska. NBR 28:19-22.
Shickley, G.M. 1968. Additions to Lincoln County checklist. NBR 36: 54-57.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2018. Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Birds of Nebraska – Online
Updated 12 Jul 2018