New Caledonian buttonquail

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New Caledonian buttonquail

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Turnicidae
Genus: Turnix
T. novaecaledoniae
Binomial name
Turnix novaecaledoniae

The New Caledonia buttonquail (Turnix novaecaledoniae) is a species of bird in the family Turnicidae. It is endemic to New Caledonia. It previously was considered a subspecies of the painted buttonquail.

Its natural habitats are dry savanna, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Turnix novaecaledoniae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 2021-07-18.