FW: black breasted button quail

To: john hammond <>
Subject: FW: black breasted button quail
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 09:20:13 +1000
Thanks John.

It always helps to include that sort of detail when reporting unusual sightings, as people will invariably ask for clarification.

The QPWS may be interested in the sighting, but I couldn't find a general email address / contact point for people to report wildlife sightings on the EPA website. Perhaps you could forward a note to

Regards, Laurie.

On 14/06/2008, at 6:34 PM, john hammond wrote:

From: : : black breasted button quailDate: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 19:02:49 +1030

Hello. I stand by my id on black breasted button quail 100% The area i found them in had been lightly burnt through but was still very thick with vine cover. I saw three birds in total, two i assume were males and one female. I watched the two i assume were males spinning around in circles scratching in the undergrowth for some time wondering about the black showing on their breast and under belly. After about ten minutes a female stunned me by walking into view showing the unmistakable jet black head and mottled black and white breast. All three birds had pale eyes. I watched them all for quite some time and regardless of how unlikely this sighting apparently is i plan to tick them as i got a fantastic look at all three birds. I am a mad keen birder who spends many hours on weekends and before work birding and many hours at home studying birds. With that i am happy to say that this morning, Saturday the 14th of June there were three black-breasted button-quail sighted at the Enoggera dam Brisbane Queensland.


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