French: Caille nattée German: Regenwachtel Spanish: Codorniz coromandélica
J. F. Gmelin
Coromandel coast, south-east India
Pakistan E to Myanmar and N & C Thailand and S through India. Recent records from S Annam (Vietnam) and Cambodia would extend range considerably to SE.
c. 16–18 cm; 64–85 g. Male has distinctive (but variable) underparts pattern, but black is sometimes restricted to just a few spots on central breast. Female... read more
Male advertising call is a very distinctive, musical, slightly metallic-sounding double-noted... read more
Generally open habitats including grassland, cultivation (including tea plantations and dry rice... read more
Food and feeding
Grass and weed seeds, and insects. Often recorded in small flocks.
Nesting during wet season, Mar–Oct (mainly Aug–Oct), but may vary according to local rainfall and Dec nests recorded.... read more
Irregular dispersal before breeding in Pakistan where arrives in plains in late Jun, departing from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Considered safe on the basis of its extensive range and subjective estimates of numbers and trend in some areas.... read more
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