California quail

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California quail

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A plump chunky bird (Callipepla californica) of western North America, having gray and brown plumage and a curving black plume on the crown of the head.
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Noun1.California quail - plump chunky bird of coastal California and OregonCalifornia quail - plump chunky bird of coastal California and Oregon
quail - small gallinaceous game birds
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The referral of this material to Callipepla californica and not C.
AOU code Common name Scientific name AMCR American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos AMGO American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis AMKE American Kestrel Falco sparverius AMRO American Robin Turdus migratorius BBMA Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia BCCH Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus BCHU Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri BHCO Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater BLJA Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata BRBL Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus BRSP Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri BUOW Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia CAM Cassin's Finch Carpodacus cassinii CAHU Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope CAQU California Quail Callipepla californica CAWR Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus CCSP Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida CHSP Chipping Sparrow S.
Sample sizes for call duration and frequency of different males are as follows: Callipepla californica (8, 8), hybrid (16, 8), C.