little sexual dimorphism; long plume on head (California, USA; 2006-08-05)

Mountain Quail
Oreortyx pictus

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: a rather large quail of montane regioins where it replaces lowland relatives such as the California Quail and Gambel's Quail.

juvenile; overall browner than adult (California, USA; 2006-08-05)

adult; chestnut throat, gray udderparts (California, USA; 2006-08-05)

gray-brown back (California, USA; 2006-08-05)

bold white bars on chestnut flank (California, USA; 2006-08-05)