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31â€“36 cm (12-14 in)
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.
They nest in a bare ground scrape. The clutch consists of 8-18 pale greenish-brown eggs with white spots.
The diet consists of a variety of seeds from grass, weeds and cereal crops; also leaves, shoots, tubers berries and fruit. They also eat many insects and their larvae.
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Recording by Alok Tewari
(Jim Corbett NP, India, May-2016
 In Culture
State bird of Haryana (India).
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