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These are the smallest of the Coturnix quail. Their range also includes most of southern China, southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Australia as far south the state of Victoria, so it’s probably better just to call them “painted quail.”

These birds are common in aviculture. In the US, though, they are offered for sale as “button quail.”

Calling them button quail is not exactly accurate, however. The bird more correctly known as button quail are Charadriiformes, the order that includes most shorebirds and seabirds.

So I wish painted quail weren’t sold as button quail.

It is taxonomically incorrect.

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