The brown quail is similar to the California quail, but smaller. Its call is a chirp or whistle. Brown quail were introduced as game birds in the 1860s and 1870s, but many liberations failed. They are common only north of Auckland, in parts of the Bay of Plenty, and on a few offshore islands.
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Don Hadden Nature Photography
Photograph by Don Hadden
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