Scientific Name: Turnix sylvatica Common Names: Small Buttonquail, Common buttonquail Other Names: Kurrichane buttonquail, Andalusian hemipode
Identifying Features: Black spots on the upper sides of the chest, streaked sandy brown upper-parts.
- This tiny buttonquail is notoriously difficult to see.
- Female calls with a deep hoom-hoom-hoom and the male replies kek-kek-kek.
- Spain officially declared the extinction of the species in 2018. This makes it the first bird species to become extinct in Europe since the Great Auk in 1852.
- Female initiates courtship and builds the ground nest.
This image was clicked by Koshy Koshy – via Flickr.
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