Common Buttonquail

Common Buttonquail (Turnix sylvaticus) is a songbird-sized gamebird species in South Africa that blends in easily with their environment. The beak can range from grey to grey-blue that subtly slope from the head with a slight curve. This species is also commonly called the Kurrichane buttonquail, small buttonquail, and Andalusian hemipode. The overall body shape is round yet long, and somewhat Francolin-like. The body plumage is all varying shades of brown, with tan upperparts that have rusty dappling and buffy underbelly. Males and females appear similar and can be difficult to discern. Unlike most birds, females are attributed to being the more brightly colored sex. Juveniles display similar plumage to the adults but have more spotting on their underbelly.