Turnix sylvaticus   Common Buttonquail  Bosveldkwarteltjie
Common Buttonquail
Kloof Pass, Nov 2018

An erratic visitor. Uncommon; widely but sparsely recorded across the Waterberg; less frequent in surrounding thorn savanna (62% in, 38% out; recorded in 12% of the Waterberg pentads); frequents both wooded and open country but avoids rocky terrain; occurs singly, or in pairs when breeding; a shy, secretive bird, its presence is mostly detected by hearing its low-pitched booming call; it is likely that it breeds here but evidence is lacking.
Distribution of Common Buttonquail in Waterberg
Common Buttonquail
Hermanusdoorns, Nov 2017

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