adult male (California, USA; 2006-05-07)

California Quail
Callipepla californica

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: the most common quail species on the U.S. west coast and Baja; likes dense brushy cover; often seen in family group; song a series of notes suggesting "chi-ca-go>."

adult male, frontal view showing scaled belly (California, USA; 2006-05-13)

adult female (California, USA; 2006-10-28)

adult female, frontal view (California, USA; 2009-06-18)

juvenile (California, USA; 2006-07-16)
family in habitat (California, USA; 2006-07-16) chick (California, USA; 2006-07-16)
chicks (California, USA; 2006-07-16) cock, dorsal view (California, USA; 2010-04-24)
perched on post and showing curved topknot (California, USA; 2006-05-21) posing for portrait (California, USA; 2009-06-07)