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2011-06-29 11:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on a draft northern bobwhite quail management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the "Draft Quail Management Plan" icon under the large photo in the center of the homepage.

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Scaled Quail, Callipepla squamata
2013-10-07 11:46:22

The Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata) also commonly called Blue Quail or cotton top, is a species of the New World quail family. It’s a bluish gray bird located in the arid regions of the Southwestern United States to Central Mexico. This species is an early offshoot of the genus Callipepla, diverging in the Pliocene. This bird is named for the scaly appearance of its breast and the feathers located on its back. Along with its scaly markings, the bird is easily identified by its white...

Gambel’s Quail, Callipepla gambelii
2012-03-22 23:51:07

The Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii) is a species of small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It is found in desert regions of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas in the United States; and Sonora, and Chihuahua in Mexico. The Gambel’s Quail is named in honor of William Gambel, a 19th century naturalist and explorer of the southwestern United States. The adult has an average length of 11 inches with a wingspan of 14 to 16 inches. It is...

Crested Bobwhite, Colinus cristatus
2012-01-12 22:52:34

The Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus) is a species of bird in the family Odontophoridae. It is found in northern South America, from Panama to Costa Rica. It also occurs on Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles. Its habitats are subtropical and tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and heavily degraded former forest. Image Caption: A Crested Bobwhite on the island of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Credit: Daisyree Bakker/Wikipedia (CC...

Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs to the pheasant family. Unconfirmed records have been noted from 1952 up to 2003. There is a...

2009-01-17 17:41:51

The Asian Blue Quail (Coturnix chinensis), also known as the Chinese Painted Quail, King Quail or Blue-breasted Quail, is a species of bird in the same family as pheasants (Phasianidae) in the order Galliformes. In the wild it is found from southeastern Asia to Oceania with ten different subspecies. It is also sometimes known as "Button Quail", though this is more commonly referred to similar-looking but distantly related birds of the genus Turnix. In Australia it is not listed as threatened...

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