Scaled Quail

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Scaled Quail

Callipepla squamata
  • ORDER: Galliformes
  • FAMILY: Odontophoridae
Basic Description

A ground-dwelling bird of the southwestern desert grasslands, the Scaled Quail usually runs to escape enemies rather than flying.

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Other Names
  • Colín Escamado (Spanish)
  • Colin écaillé (French)
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