Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis) - HBW 2, p. 510

French: Caille des chaumes German: Schwarzbrustwachtel Spanish: Codorniz Pectoral
Other common names: Grey/Pectoral Quail

Taxonomy: Coturnix pectoralis Gould, 1837, New South Wales.
Some authors include present species in superspecies formed by C. coturnix and C. japonica. Sometimes considered race of extinct C. novaezeelandiae of New Zealand. Monotypic.

Distribution: Australia (mainly in SE & SW); formerly throughout Tasmania, where now very rare, with only three published records since 1977.