Re: birding-aus Painted Button-quail Calls

Subject: Re: birding-aus Painted Button-quail Calls
From: "Lawrence E. Conole" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 22:46:06 +1000

> Painted Button quails that I saw at Mitchell Park near Cattai, made a
> call similar to that of a Pheasant Coucal (a series of oop-oop-oop...)
> but much softer and not to a downward scale as given by a Coucal. This
> call was unlike their typical "ooom" (similar to a Brush Bronzewing)
> as recorded on the BOC tape series. I have heard the Painted
> Button-quails make this call on a few occassions at Mitchell Park (and
> roughly in the same area as those seen last Sunday) and at Howes
> Valley. I wonder if anybody else has heard these Button-quails make
> this call before.

No, but I have heard them "cluck" like bantams when they have chicks!

> P.S. Does anybody know if Volume 12  of the BOC tape series yet
> available ?

Not as far as I know - but I too am eagerly awaiting its release.

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