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California Quail

Callipepla californica

Description:

On a hike in Fountian Creek I spotted this California quail. He had quite a few babies with him. The chicks were hiding in the brush.



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7 Comments

EvaSeifert
EvaSeifert a year ago

Thanks Ava! I have a few friends that were evacuated but we are all safe.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

Welcome to Project Noah, EvaSeifert. You've just had a hellish week there in the Springs. I hope you and everyone you know is safe.

Wild Things
Wild Things a year ago

Lovely spotting and welcome to the community!

EvaSeifert
EvaSeifert a year ago

Also, thanks for the sex ID. I think mom was around there as the babies were darting in and out.

EvaSeifert
EvaSeifert a year ago

Thanks! I was talking with the people at the nature center near where I took the picture and they think someone released the quail. We looked up the range and it is not in in Colorado Springs. Maybe the California quail are expanding their teritory.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

Nice spotting Eva

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy a year ago

You caught a really nice photo of a male quail. The females have a much smaller topknot and lack the black on the throat. They are normally very shy and hard to get a picture of, so good work!

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Lat: 38.98, Long: -104.73

Spotted on Jun 27, 2012
Submitted on Jun 27, 2012

Spotted for mission

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