These tiny birds have a lot of flavour for their size and suit both quick or slow cooking. One quail would make a generous starter or light supper for one person; serve at least two per person for a generous main course.
Originally native to the Middle East, quail are now found across Europe. It's a small bird, so one will serve one person as a starter, and you'll need two as a main course. It has a fairly high proportion of lean, meaty flesh to bone, and a delicate flavour.