more painted buttonquail

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Subject: more painted buttonquail
From: bonnettimothee--- via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:38:35 +0000
Inspired by recent emails about buttonquails and exploring lesser known
local birding spots I went for a walk in the forest between Bonner and
the Oak Hill lookout, which looks like favourable habitat for painted

To my amazement I briefly spotted, then flushed a female painted
buttonquail, about 50m below the lookout. The bird landed just across
the NSW border (behind a fence), into a rocky woodland with dense leaf
litter. From the ACT side I could see at least one platelet, but not the

Other interesting sightings on the walk included a white-necked/Pacific
heron flying over, five southern whitefaces and three flame robins. The
rest is on ebird.

Timothee Bonnet

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