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California Quail (Callipepla californica)
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California Quail (Callipepla californica)
Male California Quail

General Description: California Quail (Callipepla californica) are plump ground birds. The sexes look different, although both are gray overall with brown sides that are streaked with white, and both have a short black plume feather on the forehead that bends forward. Males have a black face outlined in white and a red cap. Females have a gray head and face. California Quail lack the black belly patch seen in Gambel's Quail, which occur in more desert environments.

Taxonomy: Galliformes, Odontophoridae

Favored Habitat: Shrubby area near water.

California Quail
Female California Quail

Where to Find: Don't look for California Quail around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them on trips to California where they can be quite common in non-desert areas. Also look for them in northern Nevada and northward through Oregon, western Idaho, Washington, and southern-most British Columbia.

Comments:

California Quail California Quail female: somehow it just feels like she is giving me the finger.
California Quail If you were a tasty bug or a little seed, this might be the last face you ever see!
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Fledgling with stripes
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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