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Painted Buttonquail Photo by Tannin Driandra, Western Australia
Painted Buttonquail
Photo by Tannin
Driandra, Western Australia

Genus: Turnix

[edit] Description

Buttonquails are small quail-like birds; although superficially similar, they are not closely related to "true" quails. An old world group, Buttonquails are characterised by their polyandrous mating system; the females are more brightly coloured, the males incubate eggs and care for young.

[edit] Taxonomy

Turnix is a genus in the family Turnicidae.

Genus Turnix viewedit
T. sylvaticus Common Buttonquail
T. maculosus Red-backed Buttonquail
T. hottentottus Hottentot Buttonquail
T. tanki Yellow-legged Buttonquail
T. ocellatus Spotted Buttonquail
T. suscitator Barred Buttonquail
T. nigricollis Madagascar Buttonquail
T. melanogaster Black-breasted Buttonquail
T. castanotus Chestnut-backed Buttonquail
T. olivii Buff-breasted Buttonquail
T. varius Painted Buttonquail
T. worcesteri Worcester's Buttonquail
T. everetti Sumba Buttonquail
T. pyrrhothorax Red-chested Buttonquail
T. velox Little Buttonquail


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