Australian Museum Journal Note upon the nidification of Turnix melanotus, Gould. Small Black-spotted Turnix

Shortform:
North, 1891, Rec. Aust. Mus. 1(9): 195
Author(s):
North, Alfred J.
Year published:
1891
Title:
Note upon the nidification of Turnix melanotus, Gould. Small Black-spotted Turnix
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
1
Issue:
9
Start page:
195
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.1.1891.1255
Language:
English
Date published:
31 October 1891
Cover date:
31 October 1891
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
1255
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (73kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (186kb PDF)

Abstract

Of the three small species of Turnix found in Australia, two of them, T. velox and T. pyrrhothorax, give decided preference to the open grassy plains of the inland districts, while Turnix melanotus is essentially an inhabitant of the low marshy ground and damp scrubs contiguous to the eastern coast of Australia. Near Sydney the latter species is not uncommon in the neighbourhood of Randwick, Botany, and La Perouse, localities also frequented by the Least Swamp Quail, Excaifatoria australis, and both species, shot at Botany on the same day, have been recently presented to the Museum.