Baking: Gambel’s Quail



Callipepla gambelii

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 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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