A Lanquid Buttonquail

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Subject: A Lanquid Buttonquail
From: Laurie Knight <>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:49:37 +1000

I have flushed a single buttonquail on three occasions in recent days while 
walking the dog through an echidna/koala-hosting grassy woodland/forest on the 
lower slopes of a large hill in greater Brisbane.  The native grasses are 
generally knee high clumps and medium density.  
The flushing distance for the bird typically around 5 metres.  It flies about 
20 to 30 metres at a height of two metres in a straight line with very little 
wing noise.  There are no contact or alarm calls.
I am thinking it is probably a Painted BQ, but am not sure if the behaviour is 
typical of the species.

Regards, Laurie
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