Sumba buttonquail

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Sumba buttonquail
Sumba Buttonquail.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Turnicidae
Genus: Turnix
Species: T. everetti
Binomial name
Turnix everetti
Hartert, 1898

The Sumba buttonquail (Turnix everetti) is a species of bird in the family Turnicidae. The scientific name commemorates British colonial administrator and zoological collector Alfred Hart Everett.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is endemic to the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and arable land. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Turnix everetti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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