Data for:
List:
Galliformes > Odontophoridae

Elegant Quail

Callipepla douglasii

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Fairly common small game bird of open brushy woodland and overgrown weedy fields in tropical lowlands and foothills of northwest Mexico, sometimes near human settlement. Occurs in coveys for much of year, usually of 5–15 birds, which often feed along quiet roadsides early and late in the day. Flushes explosively with shrieks when disturbed. Both sexes have a short, upright fan-shaped crest and bold white spotting on the belly. No other quail in most of its range and habitat; endemic.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all
Elegant Quail

Birds of the World

Birds of the World logo

Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families.

Explore Elegant Quail