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The amount white spotting on the flanks varies considerably
Introduced to Hawaii
There are 6 subspecies:
Scrubby habitats with plenty of low cover. Grassland and other cultivated areas. Also wetlands.
It nests in a bare ground scrape. 8-18 white-spotted pale brown/greenish eggs are laid.
The diet includes a wide variety of plant and insect food.
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State bird of Haryana (India).
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