Jungle Bush Quail

The Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica) is a species of quail found native to South Asia, specifically India and Sri Lanka. It has been introduced to the Réunion Island. The preferred habitat is dry grasslands or wooded areas. It is common throughout its range.

It is a small bird no bigger than a rain quail. The male has a reddish-brown head with slight brown mottling on top, and on the back with black, brown and yellow. The breast is barred with white and black. The wings are marked similar to that of the gray partridge. The male has a small, but noticeable, spur. The female is much like the male, except for salmon pink/red replacing the barring on the breast. The call of the male is a loud warbling trill that is amazing for such a small bird.