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2009-02-17 11:30:00

According to ornithologists, a rare Philippines quail feared to be extinct was found right before it was headed for the cooking pot. Last month, hunters nabbed the Worcester's buttonquail (Turnix worcesteri) in the Caraballo mountain range, and a TV crew took pictures and video footage of the live bird at a poultry market, the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines said. Michael Lu, club president, said the group was "ecstatic" about the find, but also said they "feel sad that the locals do not...


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2009-01-17 17:41:51

The Asian Blue Quail (Coturnix chinensis), also known as the Chinese Painted Quail, King Quail or Blue-breasted Quail, is a species of bird in the same family as pheasants (Phasianidae) in the order Galliformes. In the wild it is found from southeastern Asia to Oceania with ten different subspecies. It is also sometimes known as "Button Quail", though this is more commonly referred to similar-looking but distantly related birds of the genus Turnix. In Australia it is not listed as threatened...

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2008-12-18 20:31:40

The Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), is a species of pheasant in the Phasianidae family. It was first described by Linnaeus in 1758 as Tetrao coturnix. This is a native Mediterranean species that is found in Europe, North Africa, western Asia and migrates to central Africa east to India in winter. It has been introduced to the United States by hobbyists and bird enthusiasts. Its habitat is grasslands with thick cover. This is a small (6.75 in) bird, streaked brown with a white eye...

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2007-10-24 12:57:02

The Barred Buttonquail or Common Bustard-Quail (Turnix suscitator), is one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, true quails. This species is resident from India across tropical Asia to south China, Indonesia and the Philippines. In India it is widespread and is found up to 8200 feet in elevation in the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and most of Southeast Asia and the Philippines. This typical little quail is rufous-brown above, rusty and...

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2007-10-24 12:54:07

The Small Buttonquail (Turnix sylvatica), also known as the Andalusian Hemipode is a buttonquail and one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, true quails. The species is resident from Southern Spain and Africa through India and tropical Asia to Indonesia. It avoids thick forest and hilly country. It lives preferably in cornfields and stretches of grassy plain as well as any type of low herbage and open scrub jungle. This tiny buttonquail is notoriously...

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