60. Coturnix delegorguei.
Male 6". Under parts chestnut with large black breast-patch. Africa S. of 15° N. lat. Recently obtained at Aden.
Also C. pectoralis. 7". The Australian Quail. Head, chin, and throat dull brick-red. Lower plumage white, with black shaft stripes and a black chest-patch.— Female: Chest and breast longitudinally barred black, with central buff interspace. Known as the " Stubble Quail" in Tasmania. Seven to fourteen eggs (1-2 x 0-94), yellowish white, blotched brown. Australia and Tasmania.
C. novae zealandiae. 7 1/2" The New Zealand Quail, like C. pectoralis, but head, chin, and throat are chestnut, with black bar on each side of throat.— Female: Buff interspace on breast small or wanting.
Also the genus Synoecus, the Swamp-Quails, like Coturnix, but axillary feathers are short and grey. Three species.
S. australis. 7 1/2". The Australian Swamp-Quail. Sides of head and throat dull grey. Below buff, with grey centres, and almost devoid of black cross-bars.— Female : Sides of crown black. Chest pale rufous, barred black. S.E. New Guinea, Australia, and Tasmania. Weight 4 3/4 oz. Ten to eighteen eggs (1.17 x 0.92), bluish white, dotted light brown.
S. raalteni. 7 1/2". Raalten's Swamp-Quail. Head, chin, throat, and below rufous.— Female: Chest rufous, with black bars nearly obsolete, Timor and Flores.
S. plumbeus. The Grey Swamp-Quail. Resembles S. australis, but plumage more grey. S.E. New Guinea.