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California quail (male)

Callipepla californica


California quail are ground-dwelling birds. Males are mostly grey with a scaly belly and nape. Their face are black and outlined with white. They have a curved feather plume on their head.


Spotted along the Wenas Road in eastern Washington. Standing on a fence post in front of a barn.

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Kalen a year ago

i like your picture

Jae a year ago

Awesome spotting, Brian!

Brian38 a year ago

Thanks, Neil -- he seemed quite proud of it.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Lovely spotting, Brian. Beautiful plumage, and I like the 1920's flapper headband.

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Selah, Washington, United States

Spotted on May 25, 2020
Submitted on May 27, 2020

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