Scientific Name: Turnix suscitator
Malay Name: Puyuh Biasa
Chinese Name: 棕三趾鹑
Range: Found from Indian subcontinent to South China and Southeast Asia.
Taxonomy: Polytypic. Subspecies are: plumbipes, bengalensis, taigoor, leggei, okinavensis, rostratus, blakistoni, pallescens, thai, atrogularis, suscitator, powelli, rufilatus, haynaldi, fasciatus, nigrescens.
Local Subspecies: atrogularis
Size: 15-17.5 cm
Identification: Adult birds are distinguished from similar looking female King Quail by bold blackish bars across lower throat, breast and upper flanks and deep rufous-buff belly and vent. Female is bigger than male and has black patch on throat and centre of upper breast. Juvenile resemble male.
Similar looking species: King Quail
Habitat: Dry grassy area and scrub.
Behaviour/Ecology: It is the male that incubates the eggs and care for the young.
Local Status: Uncommon resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Changi, Tuas South, Neo Tiew Lane 2, Lorong Halus, Punggol Barat and Pulau Ubin.
- Local extinctions of Singapore birds (Science)
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BirdLife International. (2016). Turnix suscitator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22680549A92865610.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.
Bird Society of Singapore. (n.d.). Barred Buttonquail. Retrieved on December 2, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/barred-buttonquail.