Siberian Eagle Owl
August 23, 2014 - Red-chested Buttonquail (Turnix pyrrhothorax)
Requested by: thegrish
These buttonquails are native to grassland areas of northern and eastern Australia. They eat seeds, particularly those from various grasses, and insects. Although they look similar to true quails, they are in a different family of birds. This species is occasionally kept in captivity. Their population is declining somewhat, because of habitat destruction, but they are classified as of Least Concern due to their large range.