Utah Bird Profile
California Quail - Callipepla californica

Name Roots: (Gr. Kallos, "a beauty"; peplos, "a robe" - of California)

In Utah:

Article by Gayla Muir

by Margaret Sanchez

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is a granivore: ground gleaner. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a herbivore: ground forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in northern oak and urban habitats.
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