Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53808

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Phasianidae
Genus:Callipepla
Genus species:Callipepla gambelii

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:21.5 cm
Identification:The male Gambel's quail has a black crest, forehead, and face. The crown is chestnut and the face is bordered with white. The male also has blue-gray upper parts and a yellowish belly with a black center. The female Gambel's quail, on the other hand, has a dark brown crest, gray upper parts, chestnut flanks with white streaks, and a pale belly.
Habitat:Urban areas, desert canyons
Diet:Herbivore: seeds, leaves, berries
Reproduction:Females incubate their 10-12 eggs for 21-24 days. Sometimes two females will lay in the same nest. Both sexes help care for the chicks after they hatch. In good years, females may have two broods.
Groups will gather in bushes or trees to roost overnight. Foraging is done in flocks in the late summer and early spring.
Behavior:Gambel's quails do not migrate.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southwestern North America Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Gambel's quail
upland ground bird
Callipepla
Odontophoridae
Quails
Galliformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53808