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Montezuma Quail

ID Info
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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.

More ID Info
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Other Names
  • Colín de Moctezuma (Spanish)
  • Colin arlequin (French)
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