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California quail

Callipepla californica


A male California quail has a brown cap and a black face with a white outline, brown and gray plumage with white scales on nap and breast. Females and immature birds are mainly grey-brown with a light-colored belly.


Spotted in the Wenas valley. In thick shrubs. California Quail are most often found in edge habitat with food-producing plants and shrubs for cover. Many forest types provide such habitat at their edges, as do steppe zones, low- to mid-density residential areas, parks, roadsides, and traditional agriculture.


The California state bird is found in western North America.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2018
Submitted on Jun 21, 2018

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