Pheasants & Quail

Phasianidae

These cryptic, ground-dwelling birds of grasslands, have short, rounded wings. Eight species occur in Australia, including one endemic (Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis) and two breeding resident species (Brown Quail Synoicus ypsilophorus and King Quail S. chinensis); the remaining five species are introduced.

Green Junglefowl

The male Green Junglefowl is easily-identified by its largely dark green, glossed plumage and bright red facial skin. The plumage is interspersed with highly reflective scales, adding brilliant yellow-gold, burnt orange, bronze and bright blue to its appearance, especially on the back, wings, neck and sides of the throat. The head is adorned with a semi-circular blue and pinkish-red crest. The female...