Three fingers (three-finger) - a family of birds of the order Charadriiformes, where they form a separate suborder. Previously, they were included in the order of Cranes or were allocated in a separate order of three-fanged (Turniciformes).
Three-fingers are small, quail-like terrestrial birds with brownish-colored tops, white necks and buffy edges of feathers. Males are duller and much smaller than females. Three-fingers live in meadows and among shrubs with tall grass. The male incubates the clutch and takes care of the offspring.
They weigh about 30-50 g. The beak is small, slender, but in general, it is of the "chicken" type, the wings are short, rounded, weak, of primary flight feathers 10. The tail is very short, soft, consists of 12 tail feathers. Most species have only three toes, only one (special family) has four.
One species lives in Russia - the spotted three-finger (lat.Turnix tanki).
The distribution area of the species covers Transbaikalia, Primorye and China up to Burma and India.