Little buttonquail

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Little buttonquail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Turnicidae
Genus: Turnix
Species: T. velox
Binomial name
Turnix velox
(Gould, 1841)
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The Distribution of the Little Buttonquail

The little buttonquail (Turnix velox) is a buttonquail, one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. This species is resident in Australia, where it is one of the more common button-quails.

The species is found in grassland habitats.

The female is an unmarked pale colour below, and straw-brown above with white streaking; the male is similar but less neatly marked. The species has a large pale bill, and pale eye.