Painted Button-quail

To: Mark Clayton <>
Subject: Painted Button-quail
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 06:15:56 +0000
In January 2009 I am pretty sure I saw a family, inc DY on Mt Franklin Rd very close to the Southern end of Chalet Rd.  For reasons that escape me I don't seem to have reported this to COG which I shall attempt to remedy asap.


On 2 December 2016 at 17:07, Mark Clayton <> wrote:

I meant to send this to the chatline on Tuesday afternoon but somehow got sidetracked. I took a birdwatcher from Cairns up to the New Chums, Lees Creek and Blundell’s Creek Roads for a morning birding. About 2/3 of the way back uphill on BCR I flushed a Painted Button-quail from the side of the road. The habitat was quite dense low dampish vegetation characteristic of the wetter gullies in the area. I have been travelling these roads since the mid 1960’s and have never seen a button-quail anywhere near here although there is quite a bit of suitable habitat not too far away on the drier western facing slopes.



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