California Quail

Callipepla californica

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

New World Quail (Odontophoridae)

Code 4

CAQU

Code 6

CALCAL

ITIS

HEAD

California Quail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Black and brown.
  • Forehead Color: Buff to pale brown.
  • Nape Color: Black-brown with white spots.
  • Throat Color: Black, with white border.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

California Quail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 25 cm (10 in)
  • Weight: 176 g (6.2 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Gray
  • Underparts: Gray breast, red-brown and buff scaled belly.
  • Upperparts: Gray and brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Scaled or scalloped
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

California Quail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Explosive burst of speed over short distances.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: Pale gray
  • Leg Color: Gray
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X