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Scaled Quail

Callipepla squamata ORDER: GALLIFORMES FAMILY: ODONTOPHORIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A ground-dwelling bird of the southwestern desert grasslands, the Scaled Quail usually runs to escape enemies rather than flying.

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Appearance

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Adult Description

  • Medium-sized quail.
  • Pale gray overall.
  • Bushy white crest.
  • Finely scaled pattern over neck, chest, and belly.

Immature Description

Similar to adult, but start out without scaling.

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