Essential research to secure the Buff-breasted button quail

Date: 26, Feb, 2019
Author(s):   James Watson, Patrick Webster, Nicholas Leseberg, Richard Fuller, Martine Maron, Conrad Hoskins, Richard Seaton, Alex Kutt
Publisher: TSR Hub

The buff-breasted button quail is arguably the most poorly known of all Australian birds. The species is currently listed as Endangered under the EPBC Act with a population estimate of as few as 500 birds. The species has never been the subject of systematic field-based research, and almost nothing is known of its ecology, status, distribution or threats. This has been identified as the major gap in active management of the species by Queensland and federal government recovery teams. This project will aim to fill these knowledge gaps and collect vital information for the development of conservation strategies to support the species.