Painted Button-quail broken wing display?

To: "Birding-Aus" <>
Subject: Painted Button-quail broken wing display?
From: "Robert Inglis" <>
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 07:59:13 +1000
Hi Tom,

You ask: "Where did you find reference to buttonquails being 'Shorebirds'?"

It's quite simple.
The family "Turnicidae" which contains the button-quail is now included in the order "Charadriiformes".
Ergo, button-quail are ' are skuas, jaegers, noddies, terns 
and gulls.

Using the same novel way of thinking all Passeriformes can be called 'crows'.


Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point


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