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New Zealand Quail - BirdForum Opus

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Coturnix novaezelandiae
Extinct Species
Photo by Chlidonias
Location: Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Artwork by lemurkat


Adult male: top of head dark brown, upper face rufous brown varied with black and striped with white, primaries and outer secondaries dark brown, sides of face and throat rufous with narrow white shaft lines, dark band through the eye to the side of throat, lower neck mottled black and white, flanks rufous brown, abdomen white, bill black, iris hazel, feet pale flesh colour. Adult female: similar to male but lighter, no rufous colour on face or throat.


New Zealand and became extinct 1875


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