Red-chested Button-quail sighting, Western Queensland

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Subject: Red-chested Button-quail sighting, Western Queensland
From: "Stuart Pell" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 15:57:24 +1000
On 5 June ' 07, two Red-chested Button-quail were flushed from a mixed 
grassland paddock (with low/moderate amounts of Mitchell Grass), approx. 15k. 
east of Cunnamulla, off to the N. side of the Cunnamulla - St. George Highway 
(near the St.George 280k. sign). The site was at GPS reading  28 03.14 S  :  
145 49.725 E. The birds flushed separately, fast, low and to considerable 
distance (approx. 50 - 70 metres). Interestingly, this location is virtually 
identical with that of the sighting of RcBq reported by Arthur and Sheryl 
Keates on 20 August 2000 (at GPS  28 03.40 S  :  145 49.395 S).

The following day, approx. 30k. from Cunnamulla, again on the N. side of the 
Highway, a single Little Button-quail was flushed from a paddock containing 
larger amounts of Mitchell Grass. Flushing distance was less (approx. 30 

Stuart Pell

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