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Brown Quail are a "small, plump ground-dwelling bird. It is variable in colour, ranging from red brown to grey brown with fine white streaks and black barring above, and chestnut brown below. The eye is red to yellow, the bill black and the legs and feet orange-yellow. [...] Female Brown Quails are larger and may be more heavily marked with black and paler below than males." (Birdlife Australia)
A little covey of approximately 10 individual birds was spotted in the shade of a Paperbark Tree (Melaleuca sp. ) branch that was on the ground. They ran away into the high grass. At the Mankajarra Wetlands.
The first quail I have photographed! Reference: The Michael Morcombe eGuide to Australian Birds, Mobile App