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Brown Quail
Coturnix ypsilophora

Photo courtesy of Ian Clayton
Bird Family :"Pheasants"
Description :Common local species. Length 20cm. Call is ' f-whip ' and ' be-quick, be-quick '.
Typical Habitat :Dense grassland in or near open forest margins.
Distribution :Common to eastern QLD., eastern N.S.W., VIC., TAS., northern and south western W.A. Subspecies ypsilophora and australis are endemic, only recorded in Australia.
Migration :Resident / breeding. Main breeding season, September to April, variable.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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