Several females feeding on seeds on a foot path, in the second shot the male is briefly seen.

Several females feeding on seeds on a foot path, in the second shot the male is briefly seen.
Species: African Quailfinch   Ortygospiza atricollis
Subspecies: atricollis
Author: Pieter de Groot Boersma
Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Added to IBC: 20 Apr 2009 - 19:37
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Altitude (m): 
12 meters
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The name Quailfinch is a derivative of its behaviour. At a disturbance it first goes flat on the ground, before flying away at the last moment. It then lands not to far away. This same behaviour is executed by the Quail.

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Pieter de Groot Boersma, IBC1170500. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1170500.

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Pieter de Groot Boersma, IBC1170500. Video of African Quailfinch Ortygospiza atricollis at Pirang, Gambia. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1170500.

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