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  • Painted Button-quail

  • Turnix varius
  • The female is the larger and more coloured of these small, plump, well-camouflaged ground-dwellers. The overall colouration is grey, with large white spots on the breast which fade to off-white around the legs and vent. The face has small black-edged white spots with a white eye-brow. The wings and back of the female are mostly chestnut, with white spots and black, white-edged bars on the wing. The male is similar but the chestnut colur is replaced with buff.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=736
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=736&p=232&s=1362485171
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Painted Button-quail

  • The female is the larger and more coloured of these small, plump, well-camouflaged ground-dwellers. The overall colouration is grey, with large white spots on the breast which fade to off-white around the legs and vent. The face has small black-edged white spots with a white eye-brow. The wings and back of the female are mostly chestnut, with white spots and black, white-edged bars on the wing. The male is similar but the chestnut colur is replaced with buff.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Turnix varius
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 14
  • Size
  • 17-23cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=736&p=232&s=1362485171
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=736
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/painted-button-quail