California Quail

The official state bird for California is a plump somewhat sedentary chicken-like bird that is a close relative to partridges.

“California Quail form flocks known as coveys in fall and winter; these usually contain family groups and can number more than 75 individuals. They roost in trees and feed mainly in the morning and evening, spending most of the day in shrubs that shade them from the sun and protect them from predators.”


23 replies to “California Quail

    1. Thank you Peter! I have never seen them perched so high above the ground before. Usually I find them scurrying about on the ground, big family following close behind.


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