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California Quail at Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge April 4, 2011, 1:00PM MDT by thebonniedune, via Flickr

California Quail (Callipepla californica). Santa Rosa, California. April 23, 2012. Photograph by Colin Talcroft.

just look at those babies following their mom.....cutest birds ever. I love the quail that live in my neighborhood. One day when I have a home with a wonderful hidden backyard I will have quail families live there.

The Montezuma Quail is also known as Mearns's Quail, the Harlequin Quail (for the male's striking pattern), and the Fool Quail (for its behavior). (photo by brian e. small)

“My mother…was perfectly horrified when I began shooting and tried to keep me in school, but I would run away and go quail shooting in the woods or trim my dresses with wreaths of wildflowers.” -- Annie Oakley

Quail at Talking Rock in Prescott, AZ. Quail would hang around our barn at Turf Paradise in Phx