To: "Peter Shute" <>
Subject: Platelets
From: "Birding Services Brisbane" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 10:46:49 +1000
Hi Peter

Platelets are saucer shaped depressions dug by some species of button-quail as they forage. They basically turn around in a circle scratching as they go and eating any edible things they find. Species such as Black-breasted Button-quail can churn out several in a minute when they are busy. They are a very good indication that button-quail are around.

I would say that your quail are Brown Quail from what you have described.



Roy Sonnenburg
Birding Services Brisbane
Ph 07 32566952 Fax 07 32567692


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