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 Montezuma Quail

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Montezuma Quail Mearns's Quail, Fool Quail Alternate name
Cyrtonyx montezumae  Scientific name 
Galliformes Order
Odontophoridae Family   
22cm               Length
Subtropical/tropical montane moist forest grassland, shrubland, 1,100 - 3,100 m Habitat
6 to 14 eggs Clutch   Eggs
Bukbs, roots, seeds, insects. Food   Diet
Often seen in small coveys. Habits
337 World No
Least Concern Status

view photos Photo January 25, 2007 by corsue all rights reserved

view photos Photo August 9, 2007 by jerryoldenettel all rights reserved

Montezuma Quail

view photos Photo February 7, 2007 by Stylurus all rights reserved

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Unusual sighting made in Huachuca Canyon of the Huachuca Mountains in Cochise County AZ in May of 2008.

 Montezuma Quail call
(Cyrtonyx montezumae)
Nathan Pieplow XC3983
21-03-2005, Mexico
Montezuma Quail songs
(Cyrtonyx montezumae)
Chris Parrish XC21705
11-07-2008, United States

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Montezuma Quail songs
(Cyrtonyx montezumae)
Chris Parrish XC21706
11-07-2008, United States

Harlequin Quail pair

view photos Photo June 6, 2007 by dreamtech (carlo) all rights reserved

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