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Friday, December 21, 2012

With all the rain, where do Quail go to find shelter?

Mark Simkins noticed a covey of California Quail, Callipepla californica, huddled under a bush during a recent rainstorm.

Here's another photo of California Quail - this time they are eyeing their metal brother on the right. Paul Batchelder caught this cute photo.
The Quail's topknot looks like one feather but it's actually six feathers that overlap. You can find out much more about these beautiful birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at this link:

Thanks to Mark and Paul for allowing me to share their photos with you here.

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