Range and habitat: The Madagascar buttonquail is typically found
in the grasslands, savannas, woodlands and dry forests of Madagascar as
well as some neighboring islands.
Natural diet: This bird feeds on Insects and seeds.
Size / weight range: The Madagascar buttonquail grows to be
14-16 cm (about 6 inches) and weighs 67-84g (2-3 ounces).
Interesting facts: These birds belong to the same order as
cranes. Females of the species are larger and more colorful, and males
care for the eggs and young. This species is listed as near-threatened.