Unpainted Button-quail

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Subject: Unpainted Button-quail
From: Ian Fraser <>
Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2006 09:38:51 +1100
I've not mentioned this earlier because it is so vague as to be almost useless, but I finally decided it might be worth alerting others to keep their eyes open. Driving down the Brindabella Road one morning last week, just above the Blundells Flat turnoff I saw a small quail/b-q take off from the roadside, fly in an erect fashion across the road and land among native shrubs up on the bank. Unfortunately I was paying too much attention to the loose gravel and didn't see it until it flew. I climbed the shaley bank, but no further sign. My strongest impression was of its small size - I would certainly have said smaller than either of our quails or than PBQ. It occurs to me that it's not so far from Blue Range Hut, near where I seem to recall Steve Holliday reporting an apparent Red-chested BQ a year or so back.

Might be worth watching out anyway.

How did you go at Rob Roy yesterday? (Gnash)



Ian Fraser,  
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