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Gambel's quail (female) - (Callipepla gambelii)

 Gambel's quail (female)
female

Size: 10 inches
Overall Color: gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: seeds, green plants, cactus fruit
Nest: depression on ground
Field Identification: black plume on forehead, pale chin, no belly patch, gray head
Season: year-round

Gambel's quail (female)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Galliformes
Family: Odontophoridae (quail, bobwhite)
Genus: Callipepla
species: gambelii

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