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Mates for Life Gambel's quail are monogamous and rarely breed in colonies. The female typically lays 10–12 eggs in a simple scrape concealed in vegetation, often at the base of a rock or tree. Incubation lasts from 21–23 days, usually performed by the female and rarely by the male. The chicks are precocial, leaving the nest with their parents within hours of hatching. Callipepla gambelii,Fall,Gambels quail,Geotagged,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Mates for Life

Gambel's quail are monogamous and rarely breed in colonies. The female typically lays 10–12 eggs in a simple scrape concealed in vegetation, often at the base of a rock or tree. Incubation lasts from 21–23 days, usually performed by the female and rarely by the male. The chicks are precocial, leaving the nest with their parents within hours of hatching.

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  1. Great spotting, they are adorable! Posted 4 days ago
  2. Very nice encounter! Posted 3 days ago
  3. Beautiful birds, I could only think of Californian Quail- you live and learn. Posted 3 days ago
  4. Beautiful birds, I could only think of Californian Quail- you live and learn. Posted 3 days ago

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The Gambel's quail is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It inhabits the desert regions of Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Sonora; also New Mexico-border Chihuahua and the Colorado River region of Baja California. The Gambel's quail is named in honor of William Gambel, a 19th-century naturalist and explorer of the Southwestern United States.

The species is not as widely introduced as the related California quail. It was however.. more

Similar species: Chicken-like Birds
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded Oct 13, 2018. Captured Oct 12, 2018 17:03 in Unnamed Road, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/7.1
  • 1/800s
  • ISO1250
  • 400mm