California Quail For Camera Critters

by Larry on March 21, 2009

California Quail Male photo by Larry Jordan

The California Quail is the state bird of California.  They live mainly in western North America from British Columbia to Baja California.  This photo was taken on my property just a few weeks ago but the quail live here year round.  They visit my pond during the summer when other water supplies dry up.  Notice how well they are camouflaged.

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sandy March 22, 2009 at 4:12 am

seen any babies yet?/My favorite thing those ques of babies Sandy

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babooshka March 22, 2009 at 5:22 am

Another new bird for me and another I won’t get here.

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Rhea March 22, 2009 at 8:21 am

I didn’t know that was the California state bird. Very cool! Ours here in Texas is the Mockingbird.

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ramblingwoods March 22, 2009 at 10:41 am

Good thing former VP Cheney isn’t around….

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Misty Dawn March 22, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Great capture! What an awesome looking bird! I love this photo!

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Red March 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm

That must be fun to have them visiting your yard. Every once in a while I’ll spot them in an open field. The last time was when I was at Pinnacles looking for Condors.

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Thomas March 23, 2009 at 1:06 am

Quails all over the world are incredible role models for camouflage. But this one is with the extra tuff of feather for headgear is one the most beautiful of them. Beautiful image of the quail in its habitat Larry.

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