Quail (image) Cell Press Caption When it comes to camouflage, ground-nesting Japanese quail are experts. That's based on new evidence published online on Jan. 17 in Current Biology that mother quail "know" the patterning of their own eggs and choose laying spots to hide them best. Credit Cedric Zimmer Usage Restrictions Credit Required Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.