This is another bird we found on my recent night excursion to Terrick Terrick National Park. These birds are Stubble Quail (Coturnix pectoralis). This species is at the other end of the threat spectrum to the Plains Wanderer I posted last week. The Stubble Quail is the most common quail species in Australia and is classified as of 'least concern' in the threat stakes. We saw at least half a dozen of these birds on the ground, and a few more flushed away as we approached.
For a Quail this is a large bird - weighing in at about 100g - and is has diagnostic white supercilium (an eye stripe of sorts).
As ever, to join in with WBW click on the blue button below.
Hope everyone is well. SM