Barred Buttonquail

Barred Buttonquail
English Common Name
Barred Buttonquail
Scientific name
Turnix suscitator
Order: Charadriiformes, Family: Turnicidae
About 14 cm
Species Distribution
From Satsunan Islands to Ryukyu Islands
Okinawan Common Name
Uji-rah, Uzah, Udzah
Okinawa Red List of Threatened Species:Vulnerable
The appearance is similar to that of Coturnix japonica, but it belongs to different family. Even though it may look big because of rounded structure, the actual size is slightly bigger than Passer montanus. It has black spots on dark-brown base color and does not form a flock. The bird can be observed near farms in relatively dry areas.

Updated February 2019

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