Small Facial Shield
|Class:||Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Bird (Aves)|
|Family:||Pheasant & Partridge (Phasianidae)|
|Species:||Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)|
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee Region
Extremely timid. They forage in grass & saltbush. As you walk you can get quite close (a couple of metres) and not know they are there. Then they'll suddenly take flight scaring the living daylights out of you
Usually they will then fly only a short distance (100m) low over the ground.
Smaller than a Bronzewing, with a brown/grey appearance streaked/dappled with white.