Buttonquails (Turnicidae)

Sumba Buttonquail (Turnix everetti) - HBW 3, p. 58

French: Turnix de Sumba German: Sumbalaufhühnchen Spanish: Torillo de Sumba
Other common names: Everett’s Buttonquail

Taxonomy: Turnix everetti Hartert, 1898, Waingapo, Sumba.
Usually considered a separate species or conspecific with T. worcesteri, but both taxa recently proposed as races of T. pyrrhothorax; distinguished from latter by plumage and size. In past, was considered race of T. sylvatica. Monotypic.

Distribution: Sumba (Lesser Sundas).

  • Vulnerable
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