New Zealand quail

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New Zealand quail
Coturnix novaezelandiae.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Coturnix
Species:
C. novaezelandiae
Binomial name
Coturnix novaezelandiae
Quoy & Gaimard, 1830
Synonyms

Coturnix novaezelandiae
novaezelandiae
Quoy & Gaimard, 1830

The New Zealand quail (Coturnix novaezelandiae), or koreke in Māori, is an extinct old world quail species endemic to New Zealand. The male and female were similar, except the female was lighter. The first scientist to describe it was Sir Joseph Banks when he visited New Zealand on James Cook's first voyage.

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Coturnix novaezelandiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.