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  • A small quail-like Old World bird related to the rails, with only three toes. Also called hemipode.
    • Family Turnicidae and genus Turnix: several species, including the widespread barred button-quail (T. suscitator) of Asia (also called bustard quail)
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    • In fact, black-breasted button-quails seldom fly: if disturbed they freeze on the spot or run away.
    • Guide Mike West said button-quails were rarely seen and it might be that they had been in the area but were wrongly identified as true quails.
    • Many people keep button quails in the bottom of their aviary, for variety as well as to help clean up spilled seed.

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