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Jungle Bush Quail (Juvenile)

Perdicula asiatica


The jungle bush quail (Perdicula asiatica) is a species of quail found in Indian Subcontinent, ranging across India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Very different from the female, the male jungle bush quail has a white moustache, heavily barred white underparts, and variegated wings. The female has a uniform, rich chestnut breast and belly. However, both the male and the female have red and white streaks on the head. It is roughly 6.3–7.2 in (16–18 cm) in length and weighs 2–2.85 oz (57–81 g).



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Karnataka, India

Spotted on May 5, 2013
Submitted on Aug 18, 2017

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