Length: 10 Weight: 0.5 lbs
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.
Resident from Baja Mexico north along Pacific Coast to southern British Columbia.
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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