Button-quails are small, secretive birds which rarely fly and seldom leave the security of the dense grasses and brush of their preferred habitat. Female button-quails are more colorful than the males and defend a territory from other females and will mate with several males. There are fifteen species of button-quail scattered across Australia, Asia, and Africa. The Red-chested Button-quail is endemic to north and eastern Australia.
Lakefield National Park, Cape York,Queensland, Australia
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