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California Quail

Callipepla californica


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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EvaSeifert 3 years ago

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

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 years 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 3 years ago

Lovely spotting and welcome to the community!

EvaSeifert 3 years ago

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

EvaSeifert 3 years 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 3 years ago

Nice spotting Eva

DonnaPomeroy 3 years 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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