Pigeon Like

Gambel's Quail

Callipepla gambelii
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Length: 10 in. (25 cm )
In hot dry deserts, coveys of this quail are common, even entering suburban areas in search of water and food. It feeds on plant shoots, seeds, fruits and occasionally insects. During the hottest part of mid day they frequently rest in the shade or perch in a low bush. The nest is a shallow depression in the soil and lined with leaves and other vegetation.

The four-digit banding code is GAMQ.

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Bird Sound Type: Buzzing
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Gambel's Quail
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: April 17, 2024
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gambels-quail

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Gambel's Quail. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 17, 2024 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gambels-quail

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Dr. Biology. "Gambel's Quail". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gambels-quail

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Dr. Biology. "Gambel's Quail". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 17 Apr 2024. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/gambels-quail

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