Bill: Short, curved, brown-black. Size: 10 inches long with 15-inch wingspan, round body. Colors: Brown, buff, rufous, white, black, gray. Markings: Dimorphic species. Males have a white throat and brow stripe bordered by black. The overall rufous plumage has gray mottling on the wings and a gray tail, and the flanks show white scalloped stripes. Whitish underparts have black scallops. Females are similar but are duller overall and have a buff throat and brow without the black border. Both genders have pale legs and feet.
I'm so mad that these photos look like they do. I simply snapped away because I was so thrilled to see the quail on the fencepost, yet I forgot to look at my settings on the camera. :-(