The family, Turnicidae, comprises sixteen Buttonquails in the genus Turnix; and one Quail-plover in its own genus – Ortyxelos. Twelve species within this family are listed as Least Concern, one Endangered, two Threatened, one Vulnerable and one Data Deficient in the IUCN Red List. One of the sub-species of the Painted Buttonquail (T. v. novaecaledoniae) is extinct.

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Buttonquails

Barred Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Black-breasted Buttonquail

Near Threatened

 

Buttonquails

Black-rumped Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Buff-breasted Buttonquail

Endangered

 

Buttonquails

Chestnut-backed Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Common Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Hottentot Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Little Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Madagascan Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Painted Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Red-backed Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Red-chested Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Spotted Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Sumba Buttonquail

Vulnerable

 

Buttonquails

Worcester’s Buttonquail

Data Deficient

 

Buttonquails

Yellow-legged Buttonquail

Least Concern

 

Buttonquails

Quail-plover

Least Concern