Madagascar Buttonquail
Turnix nigricollis

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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.

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