Montezuma Quail

Cyrtonyx montezumae

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

New World Quail (Odontophoridae)

Code 4

MONQ

Code 6

CYRMON

ITIS

HEAD

Montezuma Quail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Eyering, Unique pattern, Malar or malar stripe
  • Crown Color: Black and white striped.
  • Forehead Color: Black and white striped.
  • Nape Color: Yellow-brown
  • Throat Color: Black and white striped.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Montezuma Quail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 196 g (6.9 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Red-brown with black and white spotted sides and flanks.
  • Upperparts: Brown with black and buff mottling.
  • Back Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Montezuma Quail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Alternates series of powerful deep wing beats with long glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-36 cm (12-14 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Gray with black spotting.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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