Painted Button-quail broken wing display?

Subject: Painted Button-quail broken wing display?
From: Brian Hawkins <>
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 22:45:13 -0800 (PST)
G'day all,

has anyone ever seen or heard of a Painted Button-quail pretending it has a 
broken wing to distract an observer from nearby eggs or chicks?  I saw one 
acting this way today (could not see any nest or chicks nearby though) and was 
wondering whether the bird might actually have had a broken wing - it seemed to.


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