Gambel's Quail
Gambel's Quail (Callipepla gambelii) is common in desert areas of AZ, also in urban backyards. It scratches for seed much like a towhee. They are often seen in flocks called coveys. Males have striking black face and belly; both male and female have topknot. It is closely related to similar California Quail. All images made in various locations in AZ.
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