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Barred Buttonquail

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-[[Image:Barred_Buttonquail.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Romy+Ocon|Romy Ocon}}<br>Location: Masinloc, Zambales, [[Philippines]]]]+[[Image:Barred_Buttonquail.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Subspecies ''T. s. fasciatus'', female <br />Photo by {{user|Romy+Ocon|Romy Ocon}}<br /> Masinloc, Zambales, [[Philippines]], July 2005]]
;[[:Category:Turnix|Turnix]] suscitator ;[[:Category:Turnix|Turnix]] suscitator
 +==Identification==
 +[[Image:barred_buttonquail_alok_2.JPG|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies ''T. s. taigoor'', male <br />Photo by {{user|aloktewari|Alok Tewari}}<br /> Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, [[India]], December-2017]]
 +13·5–17·5 (5¼-7 in)
 +* Boldly patterned head
 +* Barred underparts
 +* Greyish legs and feet, yellowish in some subspecies
 +* Females are brighter and larger than males. They have a black throat and in some subspecies a rufous collar
 +====Variation====
 +The different [[Dictionary_P-S#S|subspecies]] vary in size and in patterns and coloration of plumage; especially the ones in the [[Lesser Sundas]] seem different from those in the [[Greater Sundas]].
-==Identification== 
-Rufous-brown above, rusty and buff below, chin, throat and breast closely barred with black. '''Female''' larger, richly coloured, black throat and middle of breast. Both sexes have blue-grey bill and legs, yellowish and white eyes, pale buff shoulder-patches. 
-  
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[India]], [[Asia]], [[Sri Lanka]], [[Bangladesh]], [[Burma]] to south [[China]], [[Indonesia]] and the [[Philippines]]+[[Asia]]: [[China]], [[Tibet]], [[Nepal]], [[Pakistan]], [[India]], Eastern and Western [[Himalayas]], [[Sri Lanka]], [[Bangladesh]], [[Bhutan]], [[Japan]], [[Taiwan]]<br />
- +'''Southeast Asia''': [[Indochina]], [[Burma]], [[Laos]], [[Vietnam]], [[Cambodia]], [[Thailand]], [[Malaysia]], [[Malay Peninsula]], [[Singapore]], [[Philippines]], [[Borneo]], [[Indonesia]], [[Greater Sundas]], [[Sumatra]], [[Java]], [[Sulawesi]], [[Lesser Sundas]], [[Bali]]
==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
====Subspecies==== ====Subspecies====
-*''T. s. taigoor'' - India+[[Image:barred_buttonquail_alok_3.JPG|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies ''T. s. taigoor'', female showing black on throat and breast<br />Photo by {{user|aloktewari|Alok Tewari}}<br /> Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, [[India]], December-2017]]
-*''T. s. leggei'' - Sri Lanka+
-*''T. s. plumbipes'' - Nepal, Sikkim and Bangladesh to n Myanmar+
-*''T. s. bengalensis'' - NE India (lower w Bengal)+
-*''T. s. okinavensis'' - S Kyushu I. and Makenoshima I. south to Ryukyu Islands+
-*''T. s. rostratus'' - Taiwan+
-*''T. s. blakistoni'' - Myanmar to s China, n Indochina and Hainan I.+
-*''T. s. pallescens'' - S-central Myanmar+
-*''T. s. thai'' - Central Thailand+
-*''T. s. interrumpens'' - Peninsular Myanmar and Thailand+
-*''T. s. atrogularis'' - Peninsular Malaysia+
-*''T. s. suscitator'' - Sumatra, Belitung I. and Bangka I. to Java and Bali+
-*''T. s. baweanus'' - Bawean I. (off Java)+
-*''T. s. fasciatus'' - N Philippines (Luzon to Mindoro, Sibuyan and Masbate)+
-*''T. s. haynaldi'' - SW Philippines (Palawan and Calamian Is.)+
-*''T. s. nigrescens'' - Philippines (Negros, Cebu and Panay)+
-*''T. s. rufilatus'' - Sulawesi+
-*''T. s. powelli'' - "Powell's Buttonquail"; Lesser Sundas+
 +There are 17 subspecies<sup>[[#References|[1]]]</sup>:
 +*''T. s. taigoor'' - [[India]]
 +*''T. s. leggei'' - [[Sri Lanka]]
 +*''T. s. plumbipes'' - [[Nepal]], Sikkim and [[Bangladesh]] to northern [[Burma]]
 +*''T. s. bengalensis'' - North-eastern [[India]] (lower western Bengal)
 +*''T. s. okinavensis'' - Southern Kyushu Island and Makenoshima Island south to Ryukyu Islands
 +*''T. s. rostratus'' - [[Taiwan]]
 +*''T. s. blakistoni'' - [[Burma]] to southern [[China]], northern [[Indochina]] and Hainan Island
 +*''T. s. pallescens'' - South-central [[Burma]]
 +*''T. s. thai'' - Central [[Thailand]]
 +*''T. s. atrogularis'' - Thai-[[Malaysia|Malay]] Peninsula
 +*''T. s. suscitator'' - [[Sumatra]], Belitung Island and Bangka Island to [[Java]] and [[Bali]]
 +*''T. s. baweanus'' - Bawean Island (off [[Java]])
 +*''T. s. fasciatus'' - Northern [[Philippines]] (Luzon to Mindoro, Sibuyan and Masbate)
 +*''T. s. haynaldi'' - South-western [[Philippines]] (Palawan and Calamian Islands)
 +*''T. s. nigrescens'' - [[Philippines]] (Negros, Cebu and Panay)
 +*''T. s. rufilatus'' - [[Sulawesi]]
 +*''T. s. powelli'' - "Powell's Buttonquail"; [[Lesser Sundas]]
 +
 +Three additional subspecies: ''kuiperi'', ''machetes'' and ''baweanus'' are generally considered invalid.<sup>[[#References|[2]]]</sup>
==Habitat== ==Habitat==
-Grasslands and scrub.+Grasslands and scrub. Cultivated areas with crops and sugar cane.
- +[[Image:28327148676 9cc8942753 z.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Subspecies ''T. s.atrogularis'', male<br />Photo by {{user|SeeToh|SeeToh}}<br />Pulau Punggol Barat, [[Singapore]], July 2016]]
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-The diet includes insects and seeds.+====Diet====
- +The diet consists of grass and weed seeds, green shoots and invertebrates.
-The female builds a grass-lined ground nest, in scrub jungle or crops. 3-4, greyish white, profusely speckled with reddish brown or blackish purple, eggs are laid. The female then leaves and the eggs are incubated by the male who cares for the young, while the female seeks another mate.+====Breeding====
 +The female builds a grass-lined ground nest, in scrub jungle or crops.
 +The male incubates the 3 or 4, greyish-white eggs, which are heavily speckled with reddish-brown or blackish-purple, and cares for the young. The female may have several different mates during the season.
==References== ==References==
-Wikipedia+#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#[http://birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=1950131 Birdforum thread] discussing the id of this species
 +#Avibase
 +#Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
 +#Wikipedia
 +{{ref}}
 +==External Links==
 +{{GSearch|Turnix+suscitator}}
 +<br />
 +{{Video|Barred_Buttonquail}}
-==External Links==+[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Turnix]] [[Category:Videos]]
-{{GSearch|Turnix+suscitator}} +
-[[Category:Birds]][[Category:Turnix]]+

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Subspecies T. s. fasciatus, female Photo by Romy Ocon Masinloc, Zambales, Philippines, July 2005
Subspecies T. s. fasciatus, female
Photo by Romy Ocon
Masinloc, Zambales, Philippines, July 2005
Turnix suscitator

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[edit] Identification

Subspecies T. s. taigoor, male Photo by Alok Tewari Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, December-2017
Subspecies T. s. taigoor, male
Photo by Alok Tewari
Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, December-2017

13·5–17·5 (5¼-7 in)

  • Boldly patterned head
  • Barred underparts
  • Greyish legs and feet, yellowish in some subspecies
  • Females are brighter and larger than males. They have a black throat and in some subspecies a rufous collar

[edit] Variation

The different subspecies vary in size and in patterns and coloration of plumage; especially the ones in the Lesser Sundas seem different from those in the Greater Sundas.

[edit] Distribution

Asia: China, Tibet, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Eastern and Western Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Japan, Taiwan
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Philippines, Borneo, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Lesser Sundas, Bali

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Subspecies T. s. taigoor, female showing black on throat and breastPhoto by Alok Tewari Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, December-2017
Subspecies T. s. taigoor, female showing black on throat and breast
Photo by Alok Tewari
Dist. Gurgaon, Haryana, India, December-2017

There are 17 subspecies[1]:

  • T. s. taigoor - India
  • T. s. leggei - Sri Lanka
  • T. s. plumbipes - Nepal, Sikkim and Bangladesh to northern Burma
  • T. s. bengalensis - North-eastern India (lower western Bengal)
  • T. s. okinavensis - Southern Kyushu Island and Makenoshima Island south to Ryukyu Islands
  • T. s. rostratus - Taiwan
  • T. s. blakistoni - Burma to southern China, northern Indochina and Hainan Island
  • T. s. pallescens - South-central Burma
  • T. s. thai - Central Thailand
  • T. s. atrogularis - Thai-Malay Peninsula
  • T. s. suscitator - Sumatra, Belitung Island and Bangka Island to Java and Bali
  • T. s. baweanus - Bawean Island (off Java)
  • T. s. fasciatus - Northern Philippines (Luzon to Mindoro, Sibuyan and Masbate)
  • T. s. haynaldi - South-western Philippines (Palawan and Calamian Islands)
  • T. s. nigrescens - Philippines (Negros, Cebu and Panay)
  • T. s. rufilatus - Sulawesi
  • T. s. powelli - "Powell's Buttonquail"; Lesser Sundas

Three additional subspecies: kuiperi, machetes and baweanus are generally considered invalid.[2]

[edit] Habitat

Grasslands and scrub. Cultivated areas with crops and sugar cane.

Subspecies T. s.atrogularis, malePhoto by SeeTohPulau Punggol Barat, Singapore, July 2016
Subspecies T. s.atrogularis, male
Photo by SeeToh
Pulau Punggol Barat, Singapore, July 2016

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

The diet consists of grass and weed seeds, green shoots and invertebrates.

[edit] Breeding

The female builds a grass-lined ground nest, in scrub jungle or crops.

The male incubates the 3 or 4, greyish-white eggs, which are heavily speckled with reddish-brown or blackish-purple, and cares for the young. The female may have several different mates during the season.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Birdforum thread discussing the id of this species
  3. Avibase
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
  5. Wikipedia

[edit] External Links


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