Distribution and biological peculiarities in Armenia: The species occupies western and central Palearctic. Armenia is inhabited by subspecies C. c. coturnix Linnaeus, 1758. In Armenian the species is distributed throughout country, occupying wheat (Triticum) fields intermixed with some weedy plants, natural subalpine and alpine meadows, also semidesert and arid rgions only if grain crops or fields of clover and alfalfa are planted. The species returns from the wintering ground usually in April. It breeds in grass or crop fields on flat ground or gradual, gentle slopes, having from 8 to 16 eggs in the clutch. The fledglings are observed in August-September. The food of the species is mainly seeds of grasses, weeds and grain but will also eat ground-dwelling invertebrates.
Population dynamics: According to the last estimation, population of the species makes from 50 to 100 breeding pairs. Population trend during last ten years demonstrates______________. The most probable reasons are supposed to be ___________________________________.
Conservation Measures: At current the breeding populations of the species are protected in ______________. Parts of the breeding and migratory ranges are included in the Emerald Network, protected under Bern Convention. The proposed conservation measures include increase of Emerald Sites for protection of the species.