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Callipepla californica Scientific name 
Galliformes Order
Odontophoridae Family   
23-25.5cm               Length
Forest and shrubland 0 - 2,800 m Habitat
6-17 cream, light golden brown spotted eggs in a scrape. incubation normally by female 22-23days. Male attends. Clutch Eggs
Seeds, leaves and invertebrates. Food    Diet
Ofren in family groups (coveys) 20 or more birds.                    Habits
315 World No

Least Concern                                   

      Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved Video by  RivenrockGardens all rights reserved

California Quail by Len Blumin.

view photos Photo April 29, 2008 by Len Blumin all rights reserved

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California Quail song
(Callipepla californica)
Rodrigo Valenzuela Aceval XC977
24-09-2003, Chile

California Quail Song
(Callipepla californica)
Doug Knapp XC15021
01-09-07, Chile

California Quail male call
(Callipepla californica)
Daniel Gonz?ez Amat XC15121
15-09-2007, Chile

California Quail song, advertising call
(Callipepla californica achrustera)
Richard E Webster XC21454
21-03-07, Mexico

California Quail interaction calls, advertising call
(Callipepla californica achrustera)
Richard E Webster XC21455
21-03-07, Mexico


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