Fw: Photos of Buff-breasted Button-quail

To: <>, chris sanderson <>, <>
Subject: Fw: Photos of Buff-breasted Button-quail
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 22:22:06 +1030
G'day all
Yes, you guys are all right in thinking there are still no images taken of live 
Buff BBQ out there... Paul, it's no urban myth !!
We've got to find the birds first of course, which hopefully will be fruitful 
after a couple of good dry seasons up here...
I've only ever seen a pair once & lately in last 3 years there have been no 
sightings at all by ant one ...... but a few of us up here have a theory on 
where they may be hiding....
Wish us luck !!
Martin Cachard
0428 782 808

> From: 
> To: ; 
> Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 18:28:25 +1000
> CC: ; ; 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Fw: Photos of Buff-breasted Button-quail
> 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)" -
> pubs/turnix-olivii.pdf
> 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-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Chris
> Sanderson
> Sent: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:44 AM
> To: Mike Carter
> Cc: BIRDING-AUS; Rohan Clarke; Erik Hirschfeld
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] 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?
> Regards,
> Chris
> 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
> to
> > 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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