Other birds peculiar to the south are two species of quails, the Andalusian hemipode (Turnix sylvatica), confined to the plains of Andalusia, the southern shearwater (Puffinus cinereus), and other water-birds.
But Ortygia ("home of quails") applies still to Delos, and may well have been a synonym for that island.
Among the game birds are quails ("Bob White"), "partridges" (ruffed grouse), ducks, geese, woodcocks, snipes and plovers.
Again, the account of the quails, which is obviously incomplete, is undoubtedly derived from Num.
Fragments of this early story of Massah (testing) were incorporated by RP in his story of the manna and the quails, viz.