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Any of various small Old World birds of the family Turnicidae that resemble quails but are not closely related to them.
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The Worcester's Buttonquail was caught on camera for the first time by a French documentary team who were filming native bird trappers at work in the Philippines.
The loss of white-winged choughs, painted buttonquail, and babblers (in southeast Australia) .
Appendices include, in addition to vagrants and accidentals and introduced species, a glossary of vegetation, landscape, and more general terms such as 'platelet,' a circular scrape made by buttonquail (Turnix spp.