Friday, May 19, 2017

Explosive, Powerful, And Short When It Comes To Flying

We always have Gambel's Quails in our front yard.  They exist happily among the white winged doves, the ground squirrels, the coyotes, and the other creatures we see daily.

The male, pictured here, has a bright rufous crest, chestnut flanks striped with white, and creamy belly with black patch.

They prefer walking and running to flying.  We always see them scurrying from one bush to another.  The bird guide says their flight is "explosive, powerful, and short".

They're fun to watch.  Very fidgety, lots of movement.  And for fat little birds they do run pretty damn fast.

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