Male with juvenile
Photo and Observation via Instagram by a_viduetsky
Male and Female-On our back fence line, above the garden.
California Quial, Surprise Valley, Modoc Co., CA. Photo by J.R.
The California quail (Callipepla californica), also known as the California valley quail or valley quail, is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. These birds have a curving crest or plume, made of six feathers, that droops forward: black in males and brown in 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...