Eating a Galah
Small Facial Shield
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Family:||Pheasant & Partridge (Phasianidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)|
Thank you Dr Christopher Burwell for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA and possibly elsewhere
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.