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This bird has brown coloring on the underside and blue/grey coloring on the top. There is black near the beak.
Wooded area near a river.
That is true but the markings are from a Gambels from what I see and so either the picture isn't clearly showing the right markings or that some of the hunting clubs or breeders Gambel's got loose.
Here is what Cornell's has to say about the Gamble's Quail.http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/gambe...
Can't remember but my link states yes they are in Oregon
Besides if it was a Gambel's I think you could see it's red head and it's underside would be blackish
Aren't Gambel's out of range for this location?
Mostly likely the Gambel's Quail, Callipepla gambelii Though California and Gambel's are similar Gambel's has a red head and the pattern and color on the breast and belly are different.http://www.qu.org/content/habitat/upland...
Lat: 45.71, Long: -121.52
Spotted on Jul 7, 2012 Submitted on Jul 11, 2012