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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNLeast Concern

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Species Lists

Birds of Western Australia
Common name: Stubble Quail
Family: Phasianidae
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Large, plump, brown, cream, black streaked quail. Males have an orange face and a solid black patch on breast.
Description : Large plump quail, head and nape streaked grey, brown and black. Upper body grey-brown, barred with cream, black, and black blotches. Underside of body is white, sides pale brown and streaked black. Males have a solid, irregularly-shaped black patch in the centre of their breast, and an orange face and throat, outlined with a chain of black spots at the neck. Females are similar, but lack the black breast patch and have cream faces with dark stripes. Length to 20 cm; wingspan to 33 cm.
Biology : These birds can be found in pairs or small groups in grasslands, cereal crops or stubble. When they are disturbed, they run rapidly in short bursts, only taking to flight when pressed. If they do, they take off at a very shallow angle, with a whirring noise, and will fly for only a short distance before dropping to the ground and running away again.
Habitat: Grasslands and shrublands of temperate regions, areas of tall, dense ground vegetation, including cereal crops and stubble.
Maximum size (cm): 20
Diet: Herbivore
Colours: Brown, black, white
Distribution: South-eastern and South-western Australia.
Habitat types: Terrestrial
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Alexis Tindall / South Australian Museum
Northern Territory Threatened Species
Genus: Coturnix
specificEpithet: pectoralis
taxonID: 504
conservation status code: LC
conservation status: Least Concern
Biological, ecological, conservation and legal information for all species and subspecies of Australian bird
genus: Coturnix
specificEpithet: pectoralis
infraspecificEpithet: NA
scientificName_CandB: Coturnix pectoralis
nameAccordingTo: NA
Family_vernacularName: Pheasants and Quail
family: Phasianidae
order: Galliformes
taxonRank: species
Ultrataxon: 1
UltrataxaPerSpecies: 1
SpeciesPerGenus: 6
GeneraPerFamily: 52
FamiliesPerOrder: 5
SpeciesUniqueness: 8.6
UltrataxonUniqueness: 15.9
PatchClade: Phasianidae
HackettFineClades: Pheasants, Quail, Guineafowl
HackettCoarseClades: Pheasants, Quail, Guineafowl
PopulationDescription: Endemic (entirely Australian)
establishmentMeans: Endemic (entirely Australian)
CoreTaxa: 1
Non-breedingPopulationsOfCoreTaxa: 0
Extinct: 0
Introduced: 0
Vagrant: 0
Supplementary: 0
EndemicEntirelyInAustralia: 1
EndemicBreedingOnly: 0
Non-breedingOnly: 0
PercentInAustraliaBreeding: 7
PercentInAustraliaNon-breeding: 7
GlobalIUCNStatus_2015: LC
GlobalIUCNCriteria_2015: NA
AustralianStatus_1990: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_1990: NA
AustralianStatus_2000: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_2000: NA
AustralianStatus_2010: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_2010: NA
AustralianStatusJuly_2015: LC
AustralianStatusCriteriaJuly_2015: NA
EPBCStatusJuly_2015: not listed
EPBCYearListed: NA
BonnConvention: not listed
CAMBA: not listed
JAMBA: not listed
ROKAMBA: not listed
Migratory: not listed
EPBCMarine: 1
ACTStatus_2015: not listed
NSWStatus_2015: not listed
NTStatus_2015: not listed
QLDStatus_2015: LC
SAStatus_2015: not listed
TASStatus_2015: not listed
VICStatus_2015: not listed
WAStatus_2015: not listed
AustralianCapitalTerritory: Core
NewSouthWales: Core
NorthernTerritory: not listed
Queensland: Core
SouthAustralia: Core
Tasmania: not listed
Victoria: Core
WesternAustralia: Core
NorfolkIsland: not listed
LordHoweIsland: not listed
HeardIsland: not listed
MacquarieIsland: not listed
ChristmasIsland: not listed
CocosKeelingIsland: not listed
AshmoreAndOtherIndianOceanIslands: not listed
CoralSea: not listed
AustralianFishingZone: 0
AlsoInPapuaNewGuinea: not listed
ConnectivityWithPapuaNewGuinea: NA
AlsoInIndonesia: not listed
ConnectivityWithIndonesia: NA
AlsoInTimor-Leste: not listed
ConnectivityWithTimor-Leste: NA
AlsoInNewZealand: not listed
ConnectivityWithNewZealand: NA
AlsoInNewCaledonia: not listed
ConnectivityWithNewCaledonia: NA
AustralianContinentalIslandOnly: 0
AustralianOceanicIslandOnly: 0
BodyLength: 18
BodyLengthMin: 16
BodyLengthMax: 20
BodyMassAverage: 101.0
BodyMassMin: 75.0
BodyMassMax: 125.0
MaleBodyMassAverage: 97.2
MaleBodyMassMin: 82.0
MaleBodyMassMax: 120.0
FemaleBodyMassAverage: 105.0
FemaleBodyMassMin: 75.0
FemaleBodyMassMax: 125.0
UnsexedBodyMassAverage: NAV
UnsexedBodyMassMin: NAV
UnsexedBodyMassMax: NAV
SourceOfBodyMassData: HANZAB
BrainVolume: 0.96
BrainMass: 0.99
BrainMassResidual: -0.29
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialAridShrubland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialChenopodShrubland: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialHeath: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTriodiaHummockGrassland: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialOtherGrassland: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialMallee: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTropicalSavannaWoodland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTemperateDrySclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTemperateWetSclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialRainforest: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialMangroveTrees: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersRiversAndStreams: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersDeepOpenWater: 0
FeedingHabitat_Inland_waters_Shallow_open_water: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersReedsAndTallWetGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersLowMarshlandAndWetGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSandy: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalRocky: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSoftMud: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSaltmarsh: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalMangroveFloor: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineVeryColdPelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineColdPelagic: 0
138FeedingHabitatMarineTemperatePelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineWarmPelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineColdInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineTemperateInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineWarmInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatOtherNon-AustralianHabitat: 0
FeedingHabitatAgriculturalLandscapes: 1
FeedingHabitatUrbanLandscapes: 0
BreedingHabitatAridShrubland: 0
BreedingHabitatChenopodShrubland: 1
BreedingHabitatHeath: 0
BreedingHabitatTriodiaHummockGrassland: 1
BreedingHabitatOtherGrassland: 1
BreedingHabitatMallee: 0
BreedingHabitatTropicalSavannaWoodland: 0
BreedingHabitatTemperateDrySclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 0
BreedingHabitatTemperateWetSclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 0
BreedingHabitatRainforest: 0
BreedingHabitatMangrove: 0
BreedingHabitatInlandWetland: 0
BreedingHabitatBeachesAndSandCays: 0
BreedingHabitatRockyCoastsAndIslets: 0
BreedingHabitatOtherNon-AustralianHabitats: 0
BreedingHabitatAgriculturalLands: 1
BreedingHabitatUrban: 0
FoodFruit: 0
FoodNectarOrPollen: 0
FoodSeeds: 1
FoodFoliageOrherbs: 1
FoodCormsOrtub: 0
FoodTerrestrial_invertebrates: 1
FoodTerrestrialVertebrates: 0
FoodCarrion: 0
FoodIntertidalInvertebrates: 0
FoodFishOrInvertebratesMarine: 0
FoodfishOrInvertebratesInlandWaters: 0
FeedingAggregationSolitary: 1
FeedingAggregationPairs: 1
FeedingAggregationFlocks: 1
MeanFlightInitiationDistance: 1.9
ClutchSizeAverage: 7.6
ClutchSizeMin: 5
ClutchSizeMax: 14
EggLength: 30.7
EggDiameter: 23.2
NestLocationGroundLevel: 1
NestLocationSupported: 0
NestLocationHanging: 0
NestLocationBurrow: 0
NestLocationHollow: 0
NestLocationFloating: 0
NestAggregationSolitary: NAV
NestAggregationColonial: NAV
NestAggregationParasitic: 0
BreedingSystemCooperative: 0
NationalMovementLocalDispersal: 1
NationalMovementPartialMigrant: 0
NationalMovementTotalMigrant: 0
NationalMovementNomadicOropportunistic: 1
NationalMovementIrruptive: 1
NatureOfInternationalMovements: none
MixingBeyondAustralia: 0
LevelOfInternationalGeneticExchange: nil
LevelOfInternationalGeneticExchangeReliability: certain
MaximumTimeElapsedToRecapture: 1533
MaximumDistanceOfRecapture: 1163
NumberOfBandedBirdsRecovered: 163
ClimateSpecialisation: 0.564
SpecialisationIndex: 1.22
SensitivityIndex: 1.14
AreaOfSuitableClimateInsideRange: 5328
AreaOfSuitableClimateOutsideRange: 964
PercentOfSuitableClimateCurrentlyInsideRange: 85
PercentOfSuitableClimateRemainingInsideRange: 55
InsideRange_10thPercentile: 39
InsideRange_90thPercentile: 70
PercentOfSuitableClimateRemainingOutsideRange: 3
OutsideRange_10thPercentile: 3
OutsideRange_90thPercentile: 5
ClimateModelFactorAnnualMeanTemperature: 25
ClimateModelFactorTemperatureSeasonality: 1
ClimateModelFactorMaxTemperatureOfWarmestMonth: 22
ClimateModelFactorMinTemperatureOfColdestMonth: 8
ClimateModelFactorAnnualPrecipitation: 5
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationSeasonality: 3
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationOfWettestQuarter: 5
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationOfDriestQuarter: 31
MeanMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
MaximumMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
ChangeInMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
ChangeInMaximumMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
BirdLifeAustraliaSpeciesNumber: 9
BirdLifeAustraliaTaxonID: u9
Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 1699
Kingdom: animals
Class: birds
Family: Phasianidae
scientificNameAuthorship: Gould, 1837
status: Least concern wildlife
sourceStatus: Least concern wildlife
QLD_NCA_status: C
QLD_NCA_status_description: Least concern wildlife
Endemicity: QA
Endemicity_description: Australian endemic

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Coturnix (Coturnix) pectoralis

Common Names

Common name Source
Stubble Quail
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Grey Quail
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Pectoral Quail
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Working classification

Coturnix (Coturnix)
Coturnix (Coturnix) pectoralis  Recorded in Australia

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