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Painted Bush Quail

Attractive and strikingly marked quail with a red bill and legs. Endemic to peninsular India. Males have a white eyebrow and throat that contrast with overall dark plumage. Mostly found in high altitude grasslands of the Western Ghats in south India; populations elsewhere in the peninsula are poorly known. Rather elusive, but can be seen foraging in small groups by roadsides early morning and late evening.



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