Unusual Buttonquail Sighting

To: Tim Jones <>
Subject: Unusual Buttonquail Sighting
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2008 11:54:31 +1000
On Sat, Oct 04, 2008 at 12:31:23AM +0000, Tim Jones wrote:
> ... a female Painted Buttonquail in Lonsdale Avenue, Pymble ...
> Don't know if some of this species make seasonable movements, but
> that would seem the most logical explanation for such an unusual
> location, although not all that far from some fairly sizeable
> national parkland.

Over the years there have been a few reports here of PBQ turning
up in suburban/urban situations, e.g.:
It'd be interesting to know if its come from an aviary, local bushland
or its long-distance movement.


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