Red-backed Button-quail

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Subject: Red-backed Button-quail
From: "Robyn H" <>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 17:35:10 +1000
Does anyone know much about Red-backed Button-quails?  

Do they leave platelets?

I suspect there is one (or more) currently at the wetlands in SEQ where I 
volunteer, and we have sighted them there in the past – probably 8 to 10 years 
ago – but I am now judging on a few calls and a few platelets.  The habitat 
does not seem suitable to me.  It is the landwards side of mangroves where 
there is Mangrove fern, and the platelets are in an area where there are 
Allocasuarina needles on the ground, but not grass except for maybe a little 
arrow grass and some Phragmites australis.  It is very near to where they were 
sighted by at least three people in the past.

Would appreciate any first-hand knowledge.

Thanks kindly

Robyn H


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