Here is a Victorian advertising card for Arbuckle’s Ariosa coffee. The front of the card includes an illustration of four birds. Three of the birds are nestled in deep grass and one bird is about to fly off (or is perhaps returning to the others in the grass). From the information included on the back of this card, I assume the birds are quail. The back of the card includes advertising for Arbuckle’s Ariosa Coffee and cooking notes (recipes) for Quail Pie, Roasted Quail and French Style Quail. Click on images to enlarge.
Edited to add: A blog reader sent me a message to say the birds on the front of the card may be bobwhite quail.