Turnix albiventris

NICOBAR YELLOW-LEGGED BUTTON-QUAIL.

Turnix albiventris.

In the grassy parts of the Nicobars and Andamans is found another button-quail of the yellow-legged type, coming still nearer to the Indian typical form, and only distinguishable by its generally darker colour and more abundant markings above; even this distinction can only be properly appreciated in adults. As the Andamans are mostly under forest, there are few places in which this grass-haunting bird can live, and so it is little known there.

BookTitle: 
Indian Sporting Birds
Reference: 
Finn, Frank. Indian Sporting Birds. Edwards, 1915.
Title in Book: 
Turnix albiventris
Book Author: 
Frank Finn
Year: 
1915
Page No: 
272
Common name: 
Nicobar Yellow Legged Button Quail
M_ID: 
3864
M_CN: 
Yellow-legged Buttonquail
M_SN: 
Turnix tanki
Term name: 
id: 
12421

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