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Chestnut-backed Buttonquail Turnix castanota

Described by: Gould (1840)
Alternate common name(s): Chestnut-backed Quail
Old scientific name(s): Turnix castanotus


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Coastal n. Australia;
Two populations;
Fitzroy River in ne. Western Australia (Kimberleys, Mitchell Falls). N. Northern Territory (Arnhem Land, Kakadu National Park near Old Darwin Road turnoff, Groote Eylants and Melville Is.).


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


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