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Merlin Bird ID

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    Montezuma Quail Identification

    Adult Description

    Small quail. Small round head with slight rounded crest. Round body with very short tail. Male with bold black-and-white face pattern, black chin, dark chest with many small white spots, and streaks and bars across back. Female brown with indistinct head pattern like male's.

    Immature Description

    Juvenile similar to adult female.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 7.9-9.1 in (20-23 cm)
      • Weight: 4.3-8.1 oz (122-230 g)
      • Wingspan: 16.1-16.9 in (41-43 cm)