Turnix blanfordi

BURMESE YELLOW-LEGGED BUTTON-QUAIL.

Turnix blanfordi

In Burma yellow-legged button-quails occur as in India, and the sportsman who pays attention to these little birds may notice that they are larger than the Indian birds of this type, if he has had opportunities for comparison. Young birds of both kinds have the same plumage, which is variable in details in both, but this eastern form does not lose the dark markings on the upper-parts with age to the same extent as the Indian specimens, which incline decidedly to a uniform drab above.

Although classed as a species, the distinction is very trifling, and of no interest to anyone except those naturalists who like niggling over local races ; there seems to be nothing special on record about the habits of the variety, which are not likely to differ in any important particular from those of the Indian bird.

The race, such as it is, extends into Assam and Chittagong, while in the other direction it is found in China and even in Eastern Siberia.

BookTitle: 
Indian Sporting Birds
Reference: 
Finn, Frank. Indian Sporting Birds. Edwards, 1915.
Title in Book: 
Turnix blanfordi
Book Author: 
Frank Finn
Year: 
1915
Page No: 
272
Common name: 
Burmese Yellow Legged Button Quail
M_ID: 
3866
M_SN: 
Turnix tanki blanfordii
Term name: 
id: 
12420

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