At the age of 6 to 8 weeks the quail breeds in open arable land and pastures.. It can be found everywhere in the lowlands and fields, particularly in Pelagonija and Dolnensko, and many hunters who are guests on Macedonian hunting grounds show great interest in this bird. It is hard to notice the quail because it remains hidden in thef oliage, hesitates to fly, and prefers to crawl.
Even when is forced out, the quail (Coturnix) stays low to the ground, and soon afterwards returns to hiding. Often the only indication of its presence is the distinctive song of the male. Listen carefully, breathe deeply, and keep your eyes wide open – while you are waiting for the quail, let the nature around you overtake the senses.