In Thai: นกคุ่มอืดใหญ่, nok khum eud yai
Binomial name: Turnix tanki, Edward Blyth, 1843
The yellow-legged buttonquail (Turnix tanki) is a buttonquail, one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, the true quails. They are endemic to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
This family is peculiar in that the females are more colourful than the males and are polyandrous. Females have a bright rufous nape collar which is moulted during the non-breeding season. Females offer food to males during courtship and once the eggs are laid, the females leave incubation to the male. The eggs hatch after about 12 days (in captivity) and the chicks follow the male after hatching.
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Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Turniciformes Family Turnicidae Genus Turnix Species Turnix tanki
Thai: นกคุ่มอืดใหญ่, nok khum eud yai
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area Bangkok Province Bueng Boraped Non-Hunting Area Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai Doi Inthanon National Park Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park Fang District, Chiang Mai Kabin Buri District, Prachinburi Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Khao Yai National Park Mae Ai District, Chiang Mai Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai Mueang Tak District, Tak Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area Nong Suea District, Pathum Thani Pa Sang District, Lamphun Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan San Sai District, Chiang Mai Taksin Maharat National Park Thap Lan National Park Range map of Turnix tanki in Thailand
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