Baking: Gambel’s Quail

 

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Callipepla gambelii

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 of the interior southwest from Utah to northern Mexico.

Cool Facts:

Gambel’s Quail were introduced into all the Hawaiian islands as a game bird in the 1950s and 1960s; a small number remain today, mostly on the Big Island.

The Gambel’s Quail is named after William Gambel, a naturalist and explorer of the Southwestern U.S. in the 1800s.

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