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SPECIES INFO


The Little Buttonquail (Turnix velox) is a buttonquail, one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. This species is resident in Australia, where it is one of the more common button-quails.

The species is found in grassland habitats.

The female is an unmarked pale colour below, and straw-brown above with white streaking; the male is similar but less neatly-marked. The species has a large pale bill, and pale eye.





                                     



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