Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Quail

Gambel's Quail
 The Gambel's quail is a species of quail found in the desert regions of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas and northern Mexico. These birds spend most of their life on the ground. Flight is rarely used and then it is typically to escape danger. When they do fly it is usually for only a short distance. Most of the year they live in groups called coveys except during the mating season when they can be quite territorial. They are named for William Gambel who was a 19th century naturalist that explored the southwestern United Stataes.


13 comments:

Marleen said...

Beautiful photo.

Roger Owen Green said...

striking bird
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Norma Ruttan said...

quails around here don't have such a colorful crest.

Master said...

That's one lovely Quail!
Very beautiful!

Master said...

You can see another quail from my place (Pakistan) on the postage stamp here: http://ilovetoswap.blogspot.com/2009/04/pakistan-triangular-stamps-2009.html

ewok1993 said...

It's really a beautiful bird.

HansHB said...

A very cute bird, great shots!

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice bird and very good post!

Esther Joy said...

What an interesting bird! ...And a great capture of it.

Lea said...

I always think of the expression "a feather in his cap" when I see a quail.
Great photo!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Carole M. said...

a fabulous looking bird/quail with that decorative head-dress

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely!

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