Turnix pyrrhothorax

Turnix pyrrhothorax

(Red-chested Button-quail)

FAMILY

Turnicidae

Species

Turnix pyrrhothorax

Common name

Red-chested Button-quail

Main colour

Brown with darker markings

Distinctive feature

Light brown body with darker markings; size 11-16 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This bird is occasionally sighted in grassland on campus. The body is light to medium brown with darker brown or yellowish markings, Underparts are chestnut/cinnamon coloured. The male is smaller than the female and has some black markings on the neck. Legs and feet yellowish-brown, eyes cream, bill blue-grey.