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Quail, California
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Callipepla californica
Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Arkansas, Australasia, Australia, British Columbia, British Virgin Islands, California, Canada, Caribbean, Central America and Caribbean, Chile, Europe, France, French Antilles, Global, Illinois, Mexico, Montserrat, Nevada, New Zealand, North America, Oregon, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South America, Spain, United States, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Washington, Western Europe and Scandinavia Read more
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This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or ...
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These birds have a curving crest or 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 grey-blue chest and a light brown belly. Females and immature birds are mainly grey-brown with a light-colored belly. Their closest relative is Gambel's Quail which has a more southerly distribution and, a longer crest (2.5 inches), a brighter head and a scalier appearance. The two species separated about 1-2 million years ago, during the Late Pliocene or Early Pleistocene.[ 1] ...
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