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California Quail

Callipepla californic


The California Quail is a handsome, round soccer ball of a bird with a rich gray breast, intricately scaled underparts, and a curious, forward-drooping head plume. Its stiffly accented Chi-ca-go call is a common sound of the chaparral and other brushy areas of California and the Northwest. Often seen scratching at the ground in large groups or dashing forward on blurred legs, California Quail are common but unobtrusive. They flush to cover if scared, so approach them gently.

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Oregon, USA

Lat: 43.98, Long: -121.35

Spotted on Mar 25, 2015
Submitted on Mar 25, 2015

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