Baking: California Quail

 

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Callipepla californica

Length: 10 Weight: 0.5 lbs

Identification:

Male has reddish sides and scaled belly, with black and white face and comma shaped head plume. Female has muted marking of male, and smaller head plume.

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Distribution: 

Resident from Baja Mexico north along Pacific Coast to southern British Columbia.

Cool Facts:

The head plume of California Quail is called a topknot, and is made up of several overlapping feathers.

This is California’s state bird, and has been depicted in several Disney films including Bambi.

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References:

All About Birds

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