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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...

Gambels 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...

Tawny-faced Quail Rhynchortyx cinctus
2012-03-22 21:32:37

The Tawny-faced Quail (Rhynchortyx cinctus) is a species of bird in the Odontophoridae family. It is the only bird in its genus. It is found throughout Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Its habitat includes subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests. Image Caption: Artistic Depiction of Male Tawny-faced...

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...

Jungle Bush Quail
2009-02-27 14:40:41

The Jungle Bush Quail (Perdicula asiatica) is a species of quail found native to South Asia, specifically India and Sri Lanka. It has been introduced to the Réunion Island. The preferred habitat is dry grasslands or wooded areas. It is common throughout its range. It is a small bird no bigger than a rain quail. The male has a reddish-brown head with slight brown mottling on top, and on...