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
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 10.2-12.2 in (26-31 cm)
    • Weight: 6.7-9.2 oz (189-262 g)