The Coturnix quail is the only quail found in Greece. The average quail is 17-20 cm in length and weights 200-250 gram. These upland birds migrate from North Africa in the spring to nest. On a good year, they may have 2-3 clutch of eggs. In September they fly south in flocks to North Africa. There food and habits are similar to the American Bobwhite quail. The quail season starts August 20, to the end of February. The daily bag limit is 12 birds per day. They can only be hunted with the aid of a bird dog.