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Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata)
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Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata)

General Description: Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata) are plump ground birds. The sexes look alike: gray overall with a scaly appearance due to back edges on gray feathers. They have short a short, white-tipped crest on the top of the head.

Taxonomy: Galliformes, Odontophoridae

Favored Habitat: Shrubby desert area near water.

Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata)

Where to Find: Don't look for Scaled Quail around Las Vegas. Rather, look for them from southeast Arizona to southwest Kansas, and southward into Mexico.

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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