General Description: Gambel's Quail (Callipepla gambelii) 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, a red cap, and a black belly patch. Females have a gray head and face, and they lack the black belly patch.
Taxonomy: Galliformes, Odontophoridae
Favored Habitat: Shrubby desert scrub not too far from water.