Turnix varius

2 Painted Buttonquail at Acton, ACT

Turnix varius at Acton, ACT - 8 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Turnix varius 13 Dec 2021 natureguy
Unidentified 13 Dec 2021 BenHarvey

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ANBG Quail

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natureguy wrote:
   13 Dec 2021
A good find, even though there have been lots of records from many localities recently there are none I am aware of from the ANBG, although I know there have been seen on Black Mountain (not super recently though). They are not an easy species to connect with regardless.

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Nearby sightings

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Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at ANBG - 6 Jul 2024 by LINUSTUDIO
Oxycanus dirempta (Variable Oxycanus) at ANBG - 12 May 2024 by YellowButton
Oxycanus dirempta (Variable Oxycanus) at ANBG - 12 May 2024 by TimL
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at ANBG - 12 May 2024 by TimL
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at ANBG - 21 Apr 2024 by Christine
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at ANBG - 20 Apr 2024 by TimL
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at ANBG - 11 Apr 2024 by HelenCross
Dictyotus caenosus (Brown Shield Bug) at ANBG - 10 Apr 2024 by HelenCross
Cadmus (Cadmus) litigiosus (Leaf beetle) at ANBG - 7 Apr 2024 by Miranda
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at ANBG - 7 Apr 2024 by Miranda
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at ANBG - 7 Apr 2024 by Miranda
Myrmecia simillima (A Bull Ant) at ANBG - 7 Apr 2024 by TimL
Antimerus punctipennis (A rove beetle) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Chaetophyes compacta (Tube spittlebug) at ANBG - 30 Mar 2024 by Hejor1
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at ANBG - 20 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Euryglossina (Euryglossina) sp. (genus & subgenus) at ANBG - 16 Mar 2024 by PaperbarkNativeBees
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2024 by HelenCross
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at ANBG - 12 Mar 2024 by Christine
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at ANBG - 11 Mar 2024 by Christine
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Heliotrope Moth) at ANBG - 7 Mar 2024 by JohnBundock
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at ANBG - 5 Mar 2024 by RodDeb
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at ANBG - 5 Mar 2024 by RodDeb
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at ANBG - 27 Feb 2024 by RosD
Comptosia quadripennis (a bee fly) at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024 by KorinneM
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at ANBG - 17 Feb 2024 by KorinneM
Ancita sp. (genus) (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Diptera (order) (Fly - Unidentified) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Pollanisus viridipulverulenta (Satin-green Forester) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Asura cervicalis (Spotted Lichen Moth) at ANBG - 11 Feb 2024 by WHall
Rhinotia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Rhinotia weevil) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2024 by Miranda
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at ANBG - 30 Jan 2024 by Miranda
Lenophila achilles (Spider mimicking signal fly) at ANBG - 24 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Exoneurella lawsoni at ANBG - 11 Jan 2024 by DianneClarke
Bisallardiana gymnopleura (Brown flower chafer) at ANBG - 10 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at ANBG - 9 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at ANBG - 9 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Eudynamys orientalis (Pacific Koel) at ANBG - 2 Jan 2024 by AlexKT
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by Christine
Endoxyla encalypti (Wattle Goat Moth) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at ANBG - 10 Dec 2023 by Thurstan
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at ANBG - 4 Dec 2023 by RodDeb
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at ANBG - 4 Dec 2023 by RodDeb
Brachyrhopala sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at ANBG - 28 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Labium sp. (genus) (An Ichneumon wasp) at ANBG - 24 Nov 2023 by JohnBundock
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) sphecodoides (Furrow Bee) at ANBG - 18 Nov 2023 by DianneClarke
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at ANBG - 14 Nov 2023 by Csteele4
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 10 Nov 2023 by actforbees
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Nov 2023 by DianneClarke
Pieris rapae (Cabbage White) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 26 Oct 2023 by JohnBundock
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by RodDeb
Coranus sp. (genus) (Assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by Gallpix
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at Acton, ACT - 29 Sep 2023 by Gallpix
Camponotus suffusus (Golden-tailed sugar ant) at ANBG - 26 Sep 2023 by AndyRussell
Isochorista (genus) (A Tortricid moth) at Acton, ACT - 22 Sep 2023 by Pirom
Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at Acton, ACT - 15 May 2023 by DonTaylor
Arbanitis sp. (genus) (A spiny trapdoor spider) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2023 by HelenCross
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp, Dusky-winged Ichneumonid) at Acton, ACT - 26 Apr 2023 by HelenCross
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 25 Apr 2023 by Roger
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 19 Apr 2023 by HelenCross
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 19 Apr 2023 by Steve_Bok
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Apr 2023 by amiessmacro
Lenophila achilles (Spider mimicking signal fly) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by PeterA
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by PeterA
Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 12 Feb 2023 by PeterA
Pseudocheirus peregrinus (Common Ringtail Possum) at Acton, ACT - 27 Jan 2023 by natureguy
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Choerocoris paganus (Ground shield bug) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jan 2023 by darrenw
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Pterygophorus cinctus (Bottlebrush sawfly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by RodDeb
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by RodDeb
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Intellagama lesueurii (Australian Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by amiessmacro
Mesolita pascoei (Longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by amiessmacro
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2022 by JohnBundock
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio Moth, Magpie Moth, Cineraria Moth) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2022 by DonTaylor
Lehtinelagia prasina (Leek-green flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2022 by JohnBundock
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb
Gastrophora henricaria (Fallen-bark Looper, Beautiful Leaf Moth) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by RosD
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2022 by JohnBundock

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 8 Dec 2021 12:04 PM Recorded on
  • BenHarvey Recorded by

Species information

  • Turnix varius Scientific name
  • Painted Buttonquail Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 1037.9m Recorded at altitude
  • 80 images trained Machine learning
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  • Synonyms

    Turnix varia

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