City quail

Subject: City quail
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2000 09:23:50 +1000

From: Martin  on 12/10/2000 09:23 AM

Subject:  City quail

An unsual sighting this morning at work.

Upon arriving in my work carpark a Painted Button Quail raced across the
concrete in front of me.  The closest I've seen them to the city is at Chiltern
Box-Ironbark National Park in north-east Victoria where they are relatively

Has anyone recorded native quail this close to their city centre before?

Martin O'Brien
Executive Scientific Officer - Scientific Advisory Committee
Parks Flora and Fauna Division
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
4/250 Victoria Pde.,
East Melbourne  3002

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