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Stubble Quail

The Boorlam are fairly cryptic and rarely seen around Perth.

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Noongar Names: Boorlam

Scientific Name: Coturnix pectoralis

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Habitat loss, cat and dog predation

Will they visit?: Stubble Quails visit home gardens located near large reserves, bushlands, and wetlands

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and rare in the Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Thick undergrowth and shubbery

Diet: Seeds

Water: Shallow bird baths on the ground

ReWild Benefit: Seed dispersal

ReWild Benefits

Stubble Quails help to disperse seeds from native plants across the landscape. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population.

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