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Merlin Bird ID

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    Mountain Quail Identification

    Adult Description

    • Large quail.
    • Runs on ground.
    • Small round head with long plume sticking straight up.
    • Round body with short tail.
    • Reddish face.
    • Bold white bars on flanks.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult, but less strongly marked.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 10.2-12.2 in (26-31 cm)
      • Weight: 6.7-9.2 oz (189-262 g)