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Red-backed Buttonquail Turnix maculosa

Described by: Temminck (1815)
Alternate common name(s): Black-backed Buttonquail, Black-spotted Buttonquail, Orange-breasted Buttonquail, Red-collared Buttonquail, Red-backed Button-quail, Spotted Buttonquail
Old scientific name(s): Turnix maculosus


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Lesser Sundas. Sulawesi. Moluccas. E. New Guinea and n. Australia;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Sulawesi (Muna, Butung, Tukangbesi Is.).
(2) Peleng Is. (Banggai Is.).
(3) C. Moluccas (Obi Is. and Kai Is.) and e. Lesser Sundas (Babar Is.).
(4) Lesser Sundas (Sumba Is.).
(5) Lesser Sundas (Sumbawa, Komodo, Padar, Flores and Alor Is. ).
(6) Lesser Sundas (Timor, Wetar, Kisar and Moa Is.).
(7) Lesser Sundas (Sawu Is.).
(8) Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain, Duke of York Is.).
(9) Ne. New Guinea (Huon Peninsula).
(10) Ce. New Guinea.
(11) S. New Guinea.
(12) Louisiade Archipelago.
(13) Solomon Is. (Guadalcanal).
(14) N. and e. Australia from the Kimberleys in n. Western Australia e. to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory (Holmes Jungle Swamp near Darwin) and in e. Queensland (is. in the Torres Strait and the Great Barrier Reef) from the Cape York Peninsula, inland to the Atherton Tableland, s. to se. New South Wales (Lake Samsonvale near Brisbane).


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


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