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Holman Bible Dictionary
The quails mentioned in the OT differ from the North American bobwhite quails. Besides being migratory, the quails of the Bible are mottled brown in color and are smaller than the bobwhite quails. The quails mentioned in the OT have short wings and weak powers of flight.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Quail'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/q/quail.html. 1991.