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
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RangeSw. 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.
(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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