California Quail

(Callipepla californica)

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California Quail
California Quail
California Quail

The California Quail is a small game bird that prefers to live on the ground and generally walks around, but does sleep in trees. It does not generally live in forested areas, but prefers agriculural areas and adapts well to urban areas. Shown here are males. These photos come from northern Lake county, Oregon in Christmas Valley

There are seven recognized subspecies:

Additional information: see Wikpedia - California Quail

For extended information about this bird see: Grouse and Quails of North America
- - Updated 11/26/2015