California Quail Photo Gallery
What does the California Quail look like?
Males are a dark brown with a black head and striking white stripes on their faces. Females look similar but lack facial markings. Both males and females have a white and chestnut scale pattern on their chests.
California Quail Habitat
Open Forests, Brush
California Quail Facts
California Quail are the state bird of California. California Quail are beautiful gamebirds that are often seen in large groups scratching at the ground. They take cover when scared. These gamebirds spend most of the day on the ground, but are capable of explosive short flight to reach cover.