- Coturnix adansonii
- Brown head, cheeks and side of head
Africa south of the Sahara:
Western Africa: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal
This is a monotypic species.
Sometimes considered a subspecies of Blue-breasted Quail and placed in genus Excalfactoria.
Wet grasslands and cultivated areas.
They nest in a ground scrape. The clutch consists of 6-9 olive-green or pale yellowish-brown eggs which are incubated for 16 days.
The diet includes grass and weed seeds, green vegetation, insects and molluscs.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
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