Other Names: California Valley Quail, Valley Quail
Distribution: California and Baja California; introduced to the Pacific Northwest.
Size: 24-27 cm in length with a 32-37 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Both sexes have a plume, made of six feathers, that droops forward: black in males and brown for females. The flanks are brown with white streaks. Males have a dark brown cap and a black face with a brown back, a gray-blue scaled chest and a light brown underside. Females and juveniles are mainly gray-brown with a light-colored underside. The legs are brownish-gray and the beak and eyes are black.