This is a beautiful hand carved QUAIL BLOCK D369 from the talented carvers and sculptors of Archipelago
Height 20 cm (Approx)
British design and innovation is at the very core of Archipelago, renowned for their beautiful wildlife wood carvings.
Each piece is hand carved from sustainable wood, giving an authentic and highly individual character which is instantly recognisable.
These beautifully carved pieces would make wonderful gifts and grace any home.
Bells Cottage Interiors are delighted to be Authorised Archipelago Stockists.
The tiny common quail is remarkable because, although a weak flyer, it is a summer migrant to the UK from N.Africa. The numbers are small due to the quail being much favoured in French cuisine, where it is usually eaten whole as their bones are tiny and soft. Its eggs are also considered a great delicacy. Table birds available now are likely to be the domesticated Japanese quail, as the common quail is on the endangered ‘red list’. Small populations are still found in the right sort of habitat of unimproved, open grassland such as Salisbury Plain, and in cereal and hay fields away from trees. Its diet consists of seeds, such as poppy, barley and wheat, as well as insects. It is a shy bird seldom seen, with a distinctive call heard at dusk. Their nests are often found in fields of clover or corn, a hollow in the ground lined with plant material. Traditional strongholds are in Wiltshire, Dorset, East Anglia, the Welsh Marshes, as well as low ground in the north and in southern Scotland.