Documentation of California Quail

Observer Information

Reporter:  Vic Zerbi  1118 Red Mountain Dr.,   GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO  81601-3243
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  California Quail
First Date/Time:  4/10/2018 7:15:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  4/10/2018 8:00:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  45 minutes
County:  Moffat
Specific Location:  Dinosaur National Monument
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding



Viewing Conditions

Optics:  10X42 Zeiss Victory SF
Distance:  10 feet to 60 feet
Light:  Early morning overcast

Description of the Bird

The bird was alternatively feeding on the ground and calling from trees, sign posts, and bushes.

Similar Species Discussion

Considered Gambel's Quail. Eliminated by the scalloped breast and belly.

Resources Used

Sibley's Birds, second edition. Am familiar with the species. I have seen it in a number of western states.

Previous Experience

I have seen it multiple times in several southwestern states.



Materials Available

Photographer: Vic Zerbi

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Date Documentation Submitted

4/10/2018 3:57:00 PM
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