Hottentot Buttonquail

It is found in open grassland through much of Africa outside the forested and more arid regions. It is resident in the central parts of the range but is a migratory breeder further north.

The Hottentot Buttonquail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

straight to a Hottentot Buttonquail site where Callan had seen the birds reliably before, although we all knew a sighting of this elusive, little-known bird was far from guaranteed. More

Hottentot Buttonquail (Turnix (hottentota) hottentota) is a poorly known yet distinctive form of buttonquail, often lumped as a subspecies of Black-rumped Buttonquail. It is restricted to the Fynbos Biome and occurs only from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, unlike the more northerly subspecies of Black-rumped Buttonquail (Turnix (hottentota) nana) which is found in grasslands across Africa. Previously thought to be very rare, Hottentot Buttonquail has now been found to occur quite widely in mountain fynbos. More

South Africa, Hottentot Buttonquail and fynbos endemics in 1 day from Cape Town with Birding Africa, 21 June 2009 Published by Callan Cohen (callan AT birdingafrica. More

The excitement of seeing Hottentot Buttonquail had left us tired but extremely satisfied after a successful day┬┤s birding and we headed back to Cape Town in the light of dusk, arriving back at Kirstenbosch at 19:30. A Birding Africa Trip Report with pictures taken by Campbell Fleming and tour leader Callan Cohen. More

Order : Gruiformes
Family : Turnicidae
Genus : Turnix
Species : hottentottus
Authority : Temminck, 1815