Female CA Quail
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The California quail (Callipepla californica) is most commonly found in the west coast regions of the United States. It can be identified with its prominent teardrop-shaped plume. The California quail prefers living in open woodlands, bushy foothills, valleys with streams, and suburbs. Their nests are made in shallow scrapes in the ground lined with grass, where they will lay on the average of 13 to 17 eggs. If they do not successfully nest on their first attempt, they will make a second nesting attempt later on in the summer. The California quail is a very social bird and groups into coveys until mating season when they pair up. The primary diet of the California quail consists of seeds from broad-leafed plants, fruits, berries, and insects.

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