Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Buttonquail :: Painted Buttonquail

Painted Buttonquail Turnix varia

Described by: Latham (1801)
Alternate common name(s): New Caledonian Buttonquail, Varied Buttonquail
Old scientific name(s): Turnix varius


Lake Kurwongbah, Queensland, Australia - Jun, 2001 © Tom Tarrant  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2002 © Hans&Judy Beste  Dryandra Forest, Western Australia, Australia - Aug 20, 2006 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Sw. Australia. E. Australia;
Two populations;
(1) New Caledonia.
(2) Sw. Western Australia n. to the Houtman Abrolhos Archipelago and Shark Bay.
(3) E. Australia from Cairns in e. Queensland (eucalyptus forest along the Mount Glorious from Brisbane), e. New South Wales (Glen Davis Road near Sidney), Victoria (Chiltern State Forest) and Tasmania, then w. to the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.


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


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