Turnix worcesteri McGregor, 1904:8

Luzon buttonquail, Worcester's buttonquail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1902

Rediscovered in 2009

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Luzon, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

McGregor, Richard C. (1904). The birds of Calayan and Fuga, Babuyan Group. Bulletin of the Philippine Museum 4: 3-34.

Other references:

Allen, D. (2009). Worcester's Buttonquail Turnix worcesteri rediscovered at Dalton Pass. BirdingASIA 11: 83-84.

BirdLife International. (2016). Turnix worcesteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22680588A92866987. Downloaded on 14 February 2017.

Collar, N. J.; Mallari, N. A. D.; Tabaranza, B. R. J. 1999. Threatened birds of the Philippines: the Haribon Foundation/BirdLife International Red Data Book. Bookmark, Makati City.

Collar, Nigel J. and Sykes, Brian R. (2009). Lost, found and saved—OBC conservation: the next 25 years. BirdingASIA 11: 41-46.

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., and Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Scheffers, B. R. Corlett, R. T., Diesmos, A. and Laurance, W. F. 2012. Local demand drives a bushmeat industry in a Philippine forest preserve. Trop. Conserv. Sci. 5(2): 133-141.