Buff-breasted Buttonquail Turnix olivii

Family: Turnicidae (Buttonquails)

Authority: Robinson, 1900

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
The infrequency of sightings since the last specimen was collected in 1922, with just one locality documented in the last decade, and frequent confusion with Painted Button-quail T. varia with which it is thought to co-occur in the southern part of its range, suggest that the species is very rare, may still be in decline and potentially has fewer than 50 mature individuals left. For these reasons, the species is assessed as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-249, 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 30,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Turnix olivii. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/09/2022.