Turnix velox

20 Little Buttonquail at Acton, ACT

Turnix velox at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021
Turnix velox at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021
Turnix velox at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021
Turnix velox at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021
Turnix velox at Acton, ACT - 31 Oct 2021
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Identification history

Turnix velox 31 Oct 2021 Liam.m
Unidentified 31 Oct 2021 TimL

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Significant sighting

Liam.m noted:

31 Oct 2021

Very rare visitor to the region

User's notes

The bird was sitting on the side of the path at the lower end of ANBG's Sydney Region Gully and was so well camouflaged that it almost got stepped on. It ran off to hide under adjacent bushes and eventually ran away from the area using bushes and undergrowth for cover. Thanks to Barbara and Marcus for help with photographing the bird.

4 comments

Liam.m wrote:
   31 Oct 2021
Great Sighting
HelenCross wrote:
   1 Nov 2021
Wow, fantastic Tim!
TimL wrote:
   1 Nov 2021
Thanks Helen. ANBG just keeps giving! Tim
KylieWaldon wrote:
   3 Nov 2021
awesome. It took me 30 years to find my first quail in the wild.

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Nearby sightings

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Rhipidura rufifrons (Rufous Fantail) at ANBG - 14 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at ANBG - 5 Mar 2024 by RodDeb
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2024 by PeterA
Amphylaeus morosus at ANBG - 1 Mar 2024 by DPRees125
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Tamopsis eucalypti (A two-tailed spider) at ANBG - 4 Jan 2024 by MarkT
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Pelecorhynchus fulvus (Orange cap-nosed fly) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2023 by Roger
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at ANBG - 8 Nov 2023 by VanceLawrence
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Lasioglossum (Australictus) tertium (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
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Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Canberra Central, ACT - 26 Sep 2023 by HelenCross
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Canberra Central, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Canberra Central, ACT - 29 Aug 2023 by HappyWanderer
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Canberra Central, ACT - 1 Aug 2023 by HelenCross
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Canberra Central, ACT - 30 Jul 2023 by Untidy
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Canberra Central, ACT - 24 Jul 2023 by BenHarvey
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by HelenCross
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 24 Mar 2023 by Christine
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 19 Mar 2023 by regeraghty
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 28 Feb 2023 by Roger
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2023 by Roger
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) primulipictus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2023 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) serricauda (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Jan 2023 by Roger
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Persoonia Bee) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jan 2023 by Roger
Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by Roger
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata (Golden-Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by Roger
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by Roger
Scaptia sp. (genus) (March fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2022 by YellowButton
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Phaps elegans (Brush Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 14 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Phaps elegans (Brush Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2022 by JohnBundock
Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Euryglossa depressa (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Nov 2022 by Roger
Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by Roger
Bibio sp. (genus) (A garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Tiphiidae (family) (Unidentified Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Philemon corniculatus (Noisy Friarbird) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Nyssus albopunctatus (White-spotted swift spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Colluricincla harmonica (Grey Shrikethrush) at Acton, ACT - 12 Nov 2022 by AlisonMilton
Simaethula sp. (genus) (A jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by Roger
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL
Tiliqua scincoides scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Cricotopus sp. (genus) (A non-biting midge) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL
Paralastor sp. (genus) (Potter Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL
Ptilophorus sp. (genus) (Wedge-shaped beetle) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Sciaridae sp. (family) (Black fungus gnat) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Chironomidae (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Oct 2022 by Miranda
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Acton, ACT - 8 Sep 2022 by HelenCross
Zoothera lunulata (Bassian Thrush) at Acton, ACT - 8 Sep 2022 by HelenCross
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 8 Sep 2022 by HelenCross
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jul 2022 by Christine
Melithreptus lunatus (White-naped Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Ceratopogonidae (family) (Biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Delias nigrina (Black Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 29 Apr 2022 by DPRees125
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by BenHarvey
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 11 Mar 2022 by TimL
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi
Euprosopia sp. (genus) (Signal fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Feb 2022 by DPRees125
Ceraon vitta (Treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Pheidole sp. (genus) (Seed-harvesting ant) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus sp. (genus) (Unidentified Opisthoncus jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Asura cervicalis (Spotted Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Austrosciapus sp. (genus) (Long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Opisthoncus abnormis (Long-legged Jumper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Persoonia Bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton

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Species information

  • Turnix velox Scientific name
  • Little Buttonquail Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Very rare / threatened
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 775.96m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning

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