Buff-breasted Button-quail Pix - ask an aviculturalist

Subject: Buff-breasted Button-quail Pix - ask an aviculturalist
From: Andrew Stafford <>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 22:31:13 +1000

I would be williing to bet the few dollars I have at my disposal that the 
reference you site in fact means Black-breasted Button-quail. These are far 
from unknown in captivity. Buff-breasteds are a different story.

Reading Richard and Tony's stories I'm reminded how ridiculously lucky I was 
with these birds. I wandered into the area in the late morning to do a bit of 
reconnaisance, intending to come back early the next day. I flushed a female 
Buff-breasted BQ within 15 minutes and, not surprisingly, could scarcely 
believe my eyes! I came back and repeated the trick for the next two days 
straight :)

At that time they hadn't been seen for years. And apart from a sighting by Pete 
Lansley a few weeks later, not since.


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