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    Mountain Quail

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    Mountain Quail

    Oreortyx pictus
    • ORDER: Galliformes
    • FAMILY: Odontophoridae
    Basic Description

    A large quail with an exclamation mark atop its head, the Mountain Quail is found throughout the mountains of the far western United States.

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    Other Names
    • Codorniz de Montaña (Spanish)
    • Colin des montagnes (French)
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