Birds of Pune and India Rock Bush Quail

The Rock Bush Quail is native to India mainly on the western side. Usually you will see them in groups walking along or crossing small pathways in the bushes. It is very similar to the jungle bush quail. It can be distinguished from the Jungle Bush Quail as it does not have the white mustache stripe and the ear coverts are dull as compared to the Jungle Bush Quail. For bird topography watch this video. The Rock Bush Quail is found in Haryana, New Delhi, Rajasthan, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, parts of Andhra Pradesh, parts of Telangana, In the recent survey Rock Bush Quail was not recorded in Kerala. Southern India is rich in Galliformes but not much information is available and more surveys are required.
In Marathi Rock Bush Quail is called as  पाषाण लावा, दागडो झाडपो लावा, खडक लावा
In Gujarati Rock Bush Quail is called as લાવરી, ભડકીયું, વગડાઉ ભડકીયું
Map for Rock Bush Quail

Rock Bush Quail
Visual Comparison between Jungle Bush Quail and Rock Bush Quail. Ref: Birds of the Indian Subcontinent:

See also
Guidelines for the Re-introduction of Galliformes for Conservation Purposes

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