Animals that Start with Q
There are a bunch of animals in the world. Some animals are very common, that we see every day and others we see rarely or never. In the following section will be a few examples of animals that start with Q such as mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and critters.
Mammals that start with Q
Quadruped: An animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking.
- The zebra is an example of a quadruped
Quagga: Mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century.
- The quagga looks like a zebra with brown stripes that makes his lower half look like a donkey.
Queen: An especially large mole rat and the only member of a colony of naked mole rats to bear offspring which are sired by only a few males.
- The queen mole rat had a total of 100 offspring.
Birds that start with Q
Quail: Small gallinaceous game birds.
- In 2007, 40 million quail were produced in the U.S.
Quill: A stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog. The hollow spine of a feather; any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird.
- In a carefully prepared quill the slit does not widen through wetting and drying with ink.
Quetzal: Large trogon of Central America and South America having golden-green and scarlet plumage.
- Because the quetzal has such bright green feathers, it’s rather difficult for predators to find it.