Multiple pairs were found along the Abel Tasman track. They are incredibly tame compared to those found in California
sitting on the street side wall of nearby homes
Group of a dozen or more.
Hiding/nesting? under piles of pine branches.
2 males and 1 female observed
Several quail, some on the ground and some in a willow tree.
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. It is the state bird of California.