Mulligan's Flat: Painted Button-Quail

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Subject: Mulligan's Flat: Painted Button-Quail
From: Milburns <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 22:30:08 +1000
Late this afternoon Damiene Farine discovered some Painted Button-Quail in the most unusual circumstances at Mulligan's Flat. He graciously conveyed the location to me; beyond birdwalk marker post 5 where there remains a boggy area among the swales that only a few weeks ago were small ponds. The habitat would be most suitable for Brown or King Quail but no, instead it was the denizen of stony slopes strutting among the tussocks. One brightly-coloured female and three other less colorful individuals were present. Currently, there are Brown and also Stubble Quail in the vicinity so if, perchance, one more species were to be found could we entertain the notion of quail central?

I have only once in Australia found a single locale with 3 species of Button-Quail and one true Quail present simultaneously, so the gauntlet has been laid! That particular locale was not exactly central in any sense of the word. However, any of the local (woody/)grasslands are likely to be frequented by quail at the moment so it could be worth a bit of a search.


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