French: Turnix indien German: Rotnacken-Laufhühnchen Spanish: Torillo tanki
Subspecies and Distribution
T. t. tanki
Blyth, 1843 – Pakistan, India and Nepal; Andaman and Nicobar Is (Nancowry and Car Nicobar groups).
T. t. blanfordii
Blyth, 1863 – Myanmar through Indochina to E China, breeding N to Korea and extreme SE of Russian Far East (S Amurland and Ussuriland).
15–18 cm; male 35–78 g, female 43–113 g; female larger. Fairly large, greyish Turnix; rather pale underparts with deep buff breastband, unbarred... read more
Female advertising call lasting c. 10–15 seconds, is low-pitched moaning hooting, which... read more
Grassland, crops (especially rice stubble in some regions), secondary growth on abandoned... read more
Food and feeding
Grain, seeds, green shoots and invertebrates (ants, small beetles and grasshoppers); feeds mostly on seeds. Chicks fed mainly on minute... read more
Season Mar–Nov, occasionally other months and perhaps all year in SE Asia; usually in rainy season Jun–Oct. Solitary breeder;... read more
Apparently resident most areas. However, nomadic or migratory in dry regions of NW India and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status and trends very poorly known. Widespread and apparently common over much of range, e.g. in Thailand, Malaysia (no breeding... read more
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