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- An Australian
- Scientific Name:
- Common Name/s:
BUFF BREASTED BUTTON QUAIL, BUFF BREASTED QUAIL.
- Sub Species in country / area of origin:
- Origin / Distribution:
Cape York Peninsula, Queensland.
- Habitat In Wild:
Grasslands surrounding forests and eucalypt woodlands.
- Status In Wild:
Rare and endangered. Decline is probably caused from loss of
suitable habitat. Predation by feral introduced animals may
contribute to their decline.
- Status In (Australian) Captivity:
- Age To Sexual Maturity:
- Adult plumage: attained at about
- Best breeding years (estimate):
- Sexing: Monomorphic / Dimorphic.
- Colour mutations:
- Cost (Victoria) Per Pair: -
Normal colour (Approx.) $??
- Description Of Adults:
Hens are generally larger and heavier than cock birds and have darker
- Length: Approx. 200 mm (or approx. 8 inches)
- Colour ( "normal" colour ): Refer
photo/s above if available.
- Weight: Approx. - gms (or approx.
Level Of Knowledge Required:
Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced /
Specialist Breeders Only.
Government Regulations &
By-Laws: Refer to "Government Laws" page.
Click on "Quail"
web page for full details on the housing
of quail or read on for specific details for this bird.
Diet / Feeding:
Click on "Quail"
web page for full details on the
nutrition of quail or read on for specific details for this
Records of foods eaten by wild birds
include seeds and insects.
A basic overview only.
- Nesting months:
- Nesting receptacles:
- Who incubates the eggs:
Hen / Cock
/ both share.
Egg Colour White. Clutch/s
per year ...... Eggs per nest 3 - 4. Incubation
approx. 15 days.
Independent approx. ..... weeks.
Artificial incubation, hand rearing or fostering will not be
covered on this web site. It is too complex and diverse in nature to be
attempted here. Refer "Specific References" as listed below and
"General References" listings.
Refer "Avian Health Issues"
web page for information and references.
- Worming and parasite control and Quarantine
requirements of new birds or sick birds are considered to
require veterinary advice and therefore not covered on this web
site. Refer above "Avian Health Issues"
web page option.
- Avian medicine is advancing at a rapid pace. Keep
updating your knowledge and skills.
Refer to references listed on "Book References"
- Australian Birdkeeper
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