CALIFORNIA VALLEY QUAIL (NEW ZEALAND, NORTHLAND, LANGS BEACH)

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CALIFORNIA VALLEY QUAIL . . . . . . (NEW ZEALAND, NORTHLAND, LANGS BEACH) . . . . . . This beautiful bird (Callipepla californica), also known as “California Quail” or “Valley Quail”, is a ground-dwelling quail, and it has a curving crest or plume, made of six feathers, that droops forward, black in males and brown for females. The quail was originally found in the southwestern United States, but they have been introduced into other areas including British Columbia, Hawaii, Chile and New Zealand. It is a highly sociable bird and often gathers in small flocks, it is also the state bird (symbol) of California.

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Comments (2)

ags83642 on September 9, 2013

Looks like the "California" Quail is on vacation too! Great photo, I have wanted to get a good shot of these birds but they are usually a lot quicker than I am. Thanks for sharing your beautiful shot! Best Wishes, Greg.

Vassilis L. on October 15, 2013

Υπέροχη φωτογραφία! Ψήφος και Αρέσει(1)! Καλή τύχη στο διαγωνισμό!
Χαιρετισμούς, Βασίλης

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  • Uploaded on September 6, 2013
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    by KAROLOS TRIVIZAS

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