Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Buttonquail :: Small Buttonquail

Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvatica

Described by: Desfontaines (1787)
Alternate common name(s): Kurrichane Buttonquail, Common Buttonquail, Little Buttonquail, Striped Buttonquail, Andalusian Hemipode, Little Button-quail, Bustard Quail
Old scientific name(s): Tunnix sylvaticus, Tunnix sylvatica


Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown © Gordon Holtshausen  Masai Mara, Kenya - Nov 14, 2007 © Brennan Mulrooney 
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Sw. Europe and nw. Africa. Africa s. of the Sahara. India and se. Asia;
Three widely separated populations;
(1) Mediterranean Basin in s. Portugal, sw. Spain and nw. Africa from n. Morocco e. to n. Tunisia.
(2) Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and s. Niger to the Central African Republic, s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and ex. sw. Arabia (Yemen), Rwanda Burundi, Uganda, Kenya (Mara Game Refuge, c. Rift Valley, Tsavo parks, and Arusha District), Tanzania (Serengeti National Park), Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and s. in w. Africa to Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Angola, Namibia and South Africa (Transvaal, Natal and Cape Province).
(3) E. Pakistan (Sind), most of India except the ex. se., n. to the Himalayas, Nepal, Sikkim and w. to Bangladesh and Burma.
(4) Se. China, Hainan Is., Taiwan s. to c. Thailand, c., s. and e. Burma and Indochina.
The Philippines:
(5) Luzon.
(6) Negros and Umod Is.
(7) Bohol. Mindanao and Jolo.
(8) Sulu Is.
(9) W. Java and Bali.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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