Canary Islands quail

The Canary Islands quail (Coturnix gomerae) once occurred on the islands of El Hierro, La Palma, Tenerife and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain).

Canary Islands quail
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene-Holocene
Coturnix gomerae limb bones.JPG
Limb bones
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Coturnix
C. C. gomerae
Binomial name
Coturnix C. gomerae
Jaume, McMinn & Alcover, 1993


This quail was most likely still present in the Canary Islands after humans settled there. Cats could have been one of the causes of the disappearance of some little flying birds like the Canary Islands quail.

See alsoEdit


  • Jaume, D.; McMinn, M. & Alcover, J. A. (1993): Fossil bird from the Bujero del Silo, La Gomera (Canary Islands), with a description of a new species of Quail (Galliformes; Phasianidae). Boletin do Museu Municipal de Funchal 2: 147–165.

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