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 Turnix varius

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.

Taxonomic note
Turnix varius and T. novaecaledoniae (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as T. varius following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Turnix varia BirdLife International (2004), Turnix varia Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993), Turnix varia

Distribution and population
Turnix varius occurs in Australia (del Hoyo et al. 1996). The subspecies novaecaledoniae, of New Caledonia (to France), is probably extinct having not been recorded since 1912 (Warner 1947).

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Warner, D. W. 1947. The ornithology of New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. Thesis. Ph.D., Cornell University.

Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Turnix varius. Downloaded from on 03/03/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/03/2015.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Turnicidae (Buttonquails)
Species name author (Latham, 1801)