HOTTENTOT BUTTONQUAIL

(Turnix hottentota)

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Roberts VI / VII 206 / 43
Clements 2000 42.0032
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
37-5 (3)

 

   
A small bird (15 cm to 16 cm) found in Africa south of the Sahara. In southern Africa it is a locally common but generally rare breeding resident found in the Southern Cape. It inhabits open and montaine grasslands and is very hard to flush. The main diet is seeds, insects and invertebrates

 

List of Stamps showing Hottentot Buttonquail

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

No stamps issued  
Both Clements 2000 and Howard & Moore (2nd Ed) consider the Black-rumped and the Hottentot Buttonquail as sub-species.  Monroe & Sibley consider the two as separate species.  Roberts 7 has followed Monroe & Sibley in this regard and considers the two as separate species.