Wild Wednesday … California Valley Quail

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California Valley Quail, Callipepla californica, in pen and ink. This is the male. The covey often has one bird acting as lookout. This one was standing on a stone fence.

28 thoughts on “Wild Wednesday … California Valley Quail

  1. Lovely drawing, as always. When I lived in SoCal, the quail family in my yard could have used a good lookout. Blue jay swooped down and grabbed a youngster. It was mom’s fault. She flapped up to the top of a retaining wall and the little ones were too young to fly yet. I was particularly flustered because I had just rushed out and saved them from my cat when the jay struck. Ah, nature…

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