Stubble Quails build nests on the ground in the shade of dense shrubs and amongst tall grasses. They rely on shrubs and tall grasses for protection for predators. Families are known to venture into densely vegetated gardens bordering large reserves.
If you have Stubble Quails in the area then plant tall clumping grasses and dense shrubs to provide additional shelter and protection from predators.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Stubble Quails eat seeds and occasionally fruits, nuts and insects. Plant a variety of native grasses next to tall shrubs and trees for a great to provide food, shelter and protection, nesting material and nest sites.
While tempting, it is not recommended to offer backyard wildlife food, including bird seed. A garden with diverse plants and varying habitats will provide adequate food overtime.
Providing sources of water
Stubble Quails will drink from shallow water containers. They will visit frog ponds which are hazardous to their incredibly small chicks.
If they fall in, a partially submerged rock or log can provide a safe avenue for a bird to leave the water.
Stubble Quails help to disperse seeds from native plants across the landscape. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.