French: Turnix à poitrine rousse German: Rotbrust-Laufhühnchen Spanish: Torillo pechirrufo
Aberdeen, New South Wales, Australia
N & E Australia.
12–16 cm; male 27–46 g, female 31–83 g; female larger. Slightly larger than partially sympatric T. maculosus (which is generally found in wetter... read more
Advertising call (reportedly given by female) a rapidly repeated "oom" note, which... read more
Normally recorded in dense grassland (sometimes at edge floodplains or swamps) and open, grassy,... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds (grasses, Triticum, Panicum, Malvaceae) and insects (cockroaches, ants, flies, larvae). Terrestrial; nocturnal and... read more
Little known. Eggs recorded in Feb–Jul and Sept in N, Sept–Feb in S. Solitary breeder; females sequentially polyandrous. Nest (... read more
Poorly known. Local populations variously resident, erratic or migratory. Apparently a spring... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Formerly hunted for food and sport, and occasionally killed by cats. Crop-nesting birds may lose their clutches due to harvesting.... read more
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