Brown Quail (species: Coturnix ypsilophora) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Coturnix ypsilophora
Brown Quail

©Werner Witte: Lake Argyle WA, Australia

©Leo: Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Genus Coturnix
Species Coturnix ypsilophora
Status unspecified



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia: The Atlas of Living Australia (accessed 8 April 2012) shows two records of this species at Lizard Island dating from 1884 and 1847. Presumably the 1847 record is from MacGillivray's report on the voyage of the HMS Rattlesnake, in which he also refers to having seen "quail" in 1844. It has never been recorded at Lizard Island since, although ALA has recent records of the species at nearby Nymph Island and the Turtle Island.

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