An interesting article about the Andalusian Buttonquail (Turnix sylvaticus sylvaticus) has just been published in Dutch Birding. It summarised the research done in the Doukkala region on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, and the rediscovery of the only population of the species in the Western Palearctic. The article also details the taxonomy of the species and comment also in details on the current status of the species in the Western Mediterranean (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Libya, Tunisia ad Morocco).
Gutiérrez, C., Copete, J.L., Crochet, P.-A., Qninba, A. & Garrido, H. 2011. History, status and distribution of Andalusian Buttonquail in the WP. Dutch Birding 33: 75-93. PDF
Andalusian Buttonquail (Turnix sylvaticus sylvaticus), Doukkala region, Morocco. (Mohamed Radi)