Barred Buttonquail

All of India up to about 2500 m in the Himalayas; Sri Lanka; Bangladesh; Burma; Indonesia and most of Southeast Asia, Philippines. Four geographical races differ somewhat in colour.

The Barred Buttonquail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Barred Buttonquail or Common Bustard-Quail (Turnix suscitator) is a buttonquail, one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. This species is resident from India across tropical Asia to south China, Indonesia and the Philippines. More

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Barred Buttonquail has a grey bill and legs, and is heavily barred black on the upperparts and breast. The underparts and flanks are chestnut. The female has a blackish throat and central breast. The female is the brighter of the sexes, initiates courtship and builds the ground nest. The male incubates the normally four speckled greyish eggs, and tends the young, which can run as soon as they are hatched. More

Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator) - photo © Rajiv Lather (Bhindawas 31/12/2005) Barred Buttonquail (Turnix suscitator) is a resident in India. More

Barred Buttonquail is a slightly larger species, and tends to walk with a more horizontal stance. Barred Buttonquail Female Blue-breasted Quail has barred flanks, a dark bill, and is similar in size to Barred Buttonquail. Discussion Subsequent visits by other birders to the site have confirmed the presence of small numbers of Small Buttonquail. More

The Barred Buttonquail is a small (16 cm) quail-like bird. Females have a blackish crown with gray and white mottling, a black chin and throat, black barring on the upper breast, and rufous flanks, belly and undertail. The male is smaller, has black barring on the throat, flanks and upper breast, and rufous flanks and undertail. Both sexes are mottled brown above. The bill and legs are gray. More

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Turnicidae
Genus : Turnix
Species : suscitator
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)