Gambel's Quail

Callipepla gambelii

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

New World Quail (Odontophoridae)

Code 4

GAQU

Code 6

CALGAM

ITIS

HEAD

Gambel's Quail Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Red-brown
  • Forehead Color: Black edged in white at crown.
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Gambel's Quail Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 28 cm (11 in)
  • Weight: 161 g (5.67 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: Gray, buff, and black, with red-brown sides.
  • Upperparts: Gray
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Gambel's Quail Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Flies with explosive burst of speed over short distances., Alternates series of rapid stiff wing beats with short glides.
  • 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: Brown
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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