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    Montezuma Quail

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    Montezuma Quail

    Cyrtonyx montezumae
    • ORDER: Galliformes
    • FAMILY: Odontophoridae
    Basic Description

    The strikingly marked Montezuma Quail is a bird of Mexican mountains, reaching the United States only in southern Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas.

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    Other Names
    • Codorniz de Moctezuma (Spanish)
    • Colin arlequin (French)
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