Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Buttonquail :: Hottentot Buttonquail

Hottentot Buttonquail Turnix hottentotta

Described by: Temminck (1815)
Alternate common name(s): Black-rumped Buttonquail, Hottentot Button-quail, South African Buttonquail, Natal Buttonquail, Dwarf Buttonquail, Black-rumped Button-quail, African Buttonquail
Old scientific name(s): Turnix hottentottus


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Africa s. of the Sahara;
Two separate populations;
(1) Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo to sw. Central African Republic, sc. and ne. Zaire, Rwanda, Uganda, w. Kenya (Trans-Nzoia and Kitale areas), Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and locally further s. to Zimbabwe and e. South Africa (Transvaal, Natal and se. Cape Province).
(2) Very restricted range in s. South Africa in the mountain ranges of the s. Cape Province.


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


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