The scaled quail is named for the scaly appearance of its breast and back feathers. Mostly grey to bluish-grey with a white crest. They are associated with mesquite trees. These trees have an overhead cover that provides midday shade but is open at the base to allow easy escape from predators.
The Red-shouldered hawk is a forest raptor and prefers to live in open-canopy forests. They have a dark or brownish head and reddish underparts with bars. The upper parts of the wings are dark with white spots. They get their name from their reddish shoulders. The tail and flight feathers are banded black and white (see pics 5 and 6).
A common sparrow that is distinguished by its white throat and yellow lore. Often seen in small flocks and at bird feeders.
The top side is orange with some dark markings and a silvery grey wing margin which blends into fall foliage. The underside is brown or grey and resembles dead leaves (pics 2 and 3).
The Question mark has an orange upperside with dark markings. The brownish-grey underside resembles a dead leaf. They live in wooded areas.