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Alternative names: Little Buttonquail; Small Buttonquail; Andalusian Hemipode; Kurrichane Buttonquail
13β16 cm (5-6ΒΌ in), female larger
Sexes are similar
Nine subspecies are recognized:
Grasslands or scrub jungle. Also cornfields and stretches of grassy plains in Africa.
The diet consists of insects such as ants and seeds, particularly grass seeds.
The female builds the nest which is a pad of grass placed in a natural hollow in the ground, amongst the stems of a tuft of grass. The 4 speckled greyish eggs are incubated by the male who cares for the precocial young.
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