Species Details


Kurrichane Buttonquail Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Turnix sylvatica
Family : Turnicidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Small Buttonquail, Little Buttonquail
Habitat : Grasslands and scrub mixed with grass at the edges of cultivated fields.
Description : The small Buttonquail is a small ground bird with a short, pointed tail (adult bird length approximately 13 cm, weight 40 g, wing 7 cm, bill 1 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 3.5 cm). Its female is larger than the male. The adult looks rufous-black from above and buff-white from below. It feeds on seeds, grains, shoots, and insects, including termites and black ants. it is the female who takes the lead in courtship and assumes the responsibility of building the ground nest. Meanwhile, the male takes charge of incubating the typically four speckled greyish eggs and caring for the young ones, which are capable of running soon after hatching. The nesting season for buttonquails occurs from June to September. The nest itself is a small grass pad placed within a natural hollow on the ground. It is often concealed among the stems of a tuft of grass, and occasionally the grass bends over it, forming a canopy-like structure. These birds have a preference for habitats such as cornfields, grassy plains, and areas with low vegetation and open scrub jungle. They tend to avoid dense forests and hilly regions.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: copper(www.inaturalist.org/people/copper),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.