Abstract

Of the three small species of Turnix found in Australia, two of them, T. velox and T. pyrrhothorax, give decided preference to the open grassy plains of the inland districts, while Turnix melanotus is essentially an inhabitant of the low marshy ground and damp scrubs contiguous to the eastern coast of Australia. Near Sydney the latter species is not uncommon in the neighbourhood of Randwick, Botany, and La Perouse, localities also frequented by the Least Swamp Quail, Excaifatoria australis, and both species, shot at Botany on the same day, have been recently presented to the Museum.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
North, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(9): 195
Author
Alfred J. North
Year
1891
Title
Note upon the nidification of Turnix melanotus, Gould. Small Black-spotted Turnix
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
1
Issue
9
Start Page
195
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1255
Language
English
Date Published
31 October 1891
Cover Date
31 October 1891
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
23 July 2009
Reference Number
1255
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