Tiny secretive button-quail. Typically inhabits dense wet-grassland habitats. This species is very secretive, and most commonly observed exploding from cover and flying rapidly away - look for pale patches on the wings contrasting with a darker back and wing tips. Has a reddish-brown collar, yellow bill and clear black spots extending down from below the eye to the wing. Call is a soft repeated ‘oom-oom-oom-oom’ with the end of each note ascending in pitch.