86. Turnix tanki

86. Turnix tanki.

THE LARGER BUTTON QUAIL.

Lowa, Upper India; Pedda-dubba-gundlu (Telugu).

Male 5 1/2". female 6 1/2". 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 oz. Legs bright yellow. Bill yellow. Chin and throat whitish. Sides of breast with round or crescentic black spots. Wing-coverts light brown, with small black spot margined yellow. Outer primaries brown, with narrow buff outer margins.— Male has no rufous collar.— Female has one. Seen singly.

Jerdon wrongly names this T. dussumieri. Throughout India, from the Himalayas to Travancore. Four eggs (0.88 x 0.75), yellowish with purple specks and blotches. (J. 834. B. 1384. O. 11. O.G. ii. 278. H. & M. ii. 187.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
86. Turnix tanki
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
86
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
115
Common name: 
Larger Button Quail
M_ID: 
3864
M_CN: 
Yellow-legged Buttonquail
M_SN: 
Turnix tanki
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
12778

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