Peregrine Falcon
Eating a Galah
Murray Mallee Region
Australasian Coot
Small Facial Shield
Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Gamefowl (Galliformes)
Family: Pheasant & Partridge (Phasianidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis)
This Photo:     Pair

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.

Copyright © 2011-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Sep-2011
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)