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Gambel's quail (male)
Callipepla gambelii

Gambel's quail (male)
Gambel's quail (male)
Male Gambel's quail feeding in a yard in Ajo, AZ.

Size: 10 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, green plants, cactus fruit
Nest: depression on ground
Field Identification: black chin, black patch on belly, reddish-brown head, black plume on forehead
Season: year-round


Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Galliformes
Family: 04 Odontophoridae (quail, bobwhite)
Genus: Callipepla
Species: gambelii

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