The Scottish SPCA is looking for a home for an unusual arrival which has come into its care.
Sergeant Chester, a snowflake northern bobwhite quail, arrived as a stray at the animal welfare charity’s Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in mid-August.
Dale Christie, assistant manager at the Petterden centre between Dundee and Forfar, said: “This bird’s beautiful snowflake colouring makes him quite rare.
“He can be flighty and will run for cover if he is spooked or feeling threatened.”
Dale added: “We are looking for an experienced quail owner with knowledge of the breed.
“He will need a secure area where he can happily explore and look for bugs.”
Anyone interested in rehoming Sergeant Chester should apply online via www.scottishspca.org/rehome-a-pet/3701-sergeant-chester