Intricately plumaged buttonquail with dark red eye, found in dry woodlands where it feeds by making circular scrapes among deep leaf litter. Pale spots and streaks on chest, belly, wings, and flanks. In flight, note contrast between more reddish back and grayish-toned rump. Pale eyebrow, less well defined than Stubble Quail. Call is a relentless soft repeated “boom” and also makes a fast sputtering "bub-bub-bub-bub" call.