New Zealand quail

species of bird
(Redirected from Koreke)

The New Zealand quail (Coturnix novaezelandiae), or koreke in Māori, is an extinct old world quail species endemic to New Zealand. The male and female were similar, except the female was lighter. The first scientist to describe it was Sir Joseph Banks when he visited New Zealand on James Cook's first voyage.

New Zealand quail
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Coturnix
C. novaezelandiae
Binomial name
Coturnix novaezelandiae
Quoy & Gaimard, 1830

Coturnix novaezelandiae
Quoy & Gaimard, 1830


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Coturnix novaezelandiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.