Animals starting with Q

Animals that start with Q

Alphabetical list of animals.

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Scientific name: family: phasianidae

A quail is a small bird that lives on the ground. There are many different types of quail, and they are in the same family of birds as the pheasant. They eat mostly seeds but will also eat insects. Quails build their nests on the ground.

The American Quarterhorse is a breed of horse that is very fast over very short distances, hence the name - coming from a quarter mile race. They are also used at rodeos and as working horses.

Photo of a spotted quoll
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Scientific name: genus: dasyurus

Quolls are carniverous marsupials found in Australia and Papua New Guinea. Like all marsupials, they have a pouch where their young stay. A quoll's pouch faces backwards.