Protective Discipline of Quail, Daily Racing Form, 1919-11-14


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PROTECTIVE DISCIPLINE OF QUAIL One of the clever devices qf the quail while feeding is to station a sentry, which is manifest from the. fact that they can never be taken by surprise. The scientist disputes this idea, . hut so many affirm it so positively that there must be some foundation for the assertion. The sentry, which- is always,. i male, upon the approach pf an enemy cither a dog or his master gives a. note of warning; then all the flock gathers close together; then lie flies to a safe distance and gives another Cry, at which the- whirr of many wings follows, and slate-blue flashes in the air show them to be flying in his direction.

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