Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator

Barred Buttonquail
Barred Buttonquail
Barred Buttonquail
The Barred Buttonquail is native to South and Southeast Asia and, despite its appearance and habits, is not closely related to true quails. Buttonquails have an interesting reversal of roles: the female is more brightly coloured, defends her territory against other hens but may have several males and initiates courtship; the male incubates the eggs and raises the chicks.