California Quail

Plump bird with blue chest, black face and forward-curving plume (teardrop topknot).

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Common Name

California Quail

Comments

Flocks descend on city parks and gardens after breeding season to feed on seeds and invertebrates.

Scientific Name

Callipepla californica

Habitat

Mixed woodlands, open brushy areas, suburban parks.

Size

To 11 in. (28 cm)