Painted Buttonquail

Turnix varius

The Painted Buttonquail is a species of buttonquail, the family Turnicidae, which resemble, but are unrelated to, the quails of Phasianidae. This species is resident in Australia. A subspecies, the Abrolhos Painted Button-quail , is endemic to the Houtman Abrolhos islands.
Painted Button Quail  Painted Buttonquail,Turnix varius

Appearance

The Painted Buttonquail is about 19–20 cm long. It is found in grassy forests and woodlands. It feeds on insects and seeds, and males incubate the eggs for a fortnight and then care for the young.

The female is the more brightly coloured of the sexes. Her eyes are red, and her crown, face and breast is flecked with white. Her shoulders are chestnut with thin white streaking above them. The male is slightly smaller and duller.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderCharadriiformes
FamilyTurnicidae
GenusTurnix
SpeciesT. varius