Fw: Photos of Buff-breasted Button-quail

To: "'Chris Sanderson'" <>, "'Mike Carter'" <>
Subject: Fw: Photos of Buff-breasted Button-quail
From: "Paul G Dodd" <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 18:28:25 +1000
That was my understanding too, Chris. According to the Qld Department of
Environment and Resource Management publication, "National recovery plan for
the Buff-breasted Button-quail Turnix olivii": "Despite considerable search
effort, the lack of knowledge regarding the buff-breasted button-quail is
substantial (e.g. there are no photographs of living specimens)" -

I must admit that I had though this to be almost an urban (or at least a
birding) myth!

It strikes me that to get the first photo of a living Buff-breasted
Button-quail should almost be the holy grail of bird photography in
Australia! I suppose that a photo of a Night Parrot would REALLY be the holy
grail, though...

Paul Dodd
Docklands, Victoria

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:44 AM
To: Mike Carter
Cc: BIRDING-AUS; Rohan Clarke; Erik Hirschfeld
Subject: Fw: Photos of Buff-breasted Button-quail

Hi Mike,

As far as I was aware this species has never been photographed?  If you know
differently please let us all know!  Or are they after photos of a skin from
one of the museums?


On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Mike Carter <>wrote:

> I am hoping that someone out there can help Erik (based in Sweden) either
> by providing photographs of Buff-breasted Button-quail or by directing us
> someone they know who has one or more.
> Mike Carter
> 30 Canadian Bay Road
> Mount Eliza  VIC 3930
> Tel  (03) 9787 7136

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