CALIFORNIA QUAIL FACTS
The California Quail is a small ground bird. They have a distinctive tear-drop shaped crest made of six feathers that is black in males and brown in females. The sides are brown with white streaks. Male birds have a black face, brown back, a greyish chest and pale brown belly. Females and young birds are mainly greyish brown with a paler underside.
open woodland, bushy grassland, roadsides, fringes of urban areas
seeds, leaves, berries, insects
The nest is a shallow scrape on the ground lined with plant material. The nest is usually located beneath a shrub or other cover. The eggs are pale brown with darker speckles.
The California Quail is native to western America, but has been introduced to numerous other countries. In Australia it is found on King Island.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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