Barred Buttonquail

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.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Turnix suscitator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.