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Merlin Bird ID

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    Scaled Quail Identification

    Adult Description

    • Medium-sized quail.
    • Pale gray overall.
    • Bushy white crest.
    • Finely scaled pattern over neck, chest, and belly.

    Immature Description

    Similar to adult, but start out without scaling.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.8-13.8 in (25-35 cm)
      • Weight: 6.2-6.7 oz (177-191 g)
      • Wingspan: 15.0 in (38 cm)