Little Button-quail (species: Turnix (Turnix) velox) in Kinchega NP (Gaia Guide)
Turnix (Turnix) velox
Little Button-quail

©Biodiversity Heritage Library: Little Button-quail (Turnix (Turnix) velox) sitting on the right
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Turniciformes
Family Turnicidae
Genus Turnix
Species Turnix (Turnix) velox
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The female is an unmarked pale colour below, and straw-brown above with white streaking; the male is similar but less neatly-marked. The species has a large pale bill, and pale eye. (Wikipedia)

The female has a heavy grey-blue bill and a white to yellowish eye. Males are smaller and have dark scales on the side of their necks. (Simpson and Day)


  • From 14.5 cm to 16 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Females
  • From 13 cm to 14 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Males


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



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