Mountain Quail

Range:

Occur naturaly in mountainous chapparal west of the Rocky Mountains - from the United States south to Baja California (peninsula Mexico).  Have also been introduced to British Columbia in Canada, and some areas of Washington state in the USA.

Description:

Measure about 26 - 28 cm in length.  Have short, rounded wings and long, unfeathered legs. Have distinctive top knots, which are longer in males.  The face is brown.  The chest is grey. The back and feathers are brown.  Below they are heavily white barred.

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Mountain Quail

Mountain Quail

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Eats
cracked-corn
Regions
baja california
british columbia
california
idaho
nevada
oregon
washington
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
eye
head
plain
Sounds
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
south in summer
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
gray
yellow
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
medium
small
Order
quails (new world - Americas) - odontophorids
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species