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Scaled Quail

Callipepla squamata

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Small groups scurry around under cactus and mesquite trees in desert habitats across Mexico and the Southwest US. Plain gray-brown with prominent scalloping on the breast. Short, ‘cotton top’ crest. Lacks black patches on face found on other quail.

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