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    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
    • Codorniz Escamosa (Spanish)
    • Colin écaillé (French)
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