French: Turnix de Robinson German: Ockerbrust-Laufhühnchen Spanish: Torillo de Robinson
Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
Scattered sites in Cape York Peninsula, N Queensland, Australia.
18–22 cm; female larger. Large, rufous Turnix with large bill and yellow eyes; distinguished from slightly smaller and shorter-legged T. varius (which... read more
Female advertising call is a booming “ooom-oom-oom”, which becomes gradually louder (... read more
Normally found in wooded grasslands (especially of Melaleuca, Acacia, ... read more
Food and feeding
Little known; seeds and insects recorded. Like congeners, swallows coarse sand, presumably to assist mechanical breakdown in gizzard.... read more
Little known. Season Jan–Mar, but male with chicks seen in late Dec. Solitary breeder. Nest a domed structure of grass stems with... read more
None known; southerly expansion of range may occur during wet years, with birds moving S from C... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Population obviously declining (albeit at an unknown rate) and estimated at just 500 individuals within historical range of just 2070 km². No recent records... read more
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