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Gambel's Quail ~ Male by Kimberly Chadwick

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Taken in Tucson, Az at Sweetwater Wetlands with my Canon SX10IS March 2010

Gambel’s Quail is a widespread resident in canyons and deserts, especially in the southern Great Basin an Sonoran Desert, It has also adapted to suburban areas and sometimes visits feeders. Gambel’s is more arboreal than bobwhites, feeding on fruit and seeds in trees adn large cacti and roosting in bushes or trees. Its populations decrease notably during droughts.

VOICE Male sings a repeated hup WAAY ha ha. Nasal calls include and inquisitive whaaoo, a sharp u-wik, and a collared-dove-like hehh.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Nice detailed capture Kimberly, interesting documentation, and and interesting voice…BTW… These belong to the Order of Ordontophoridael.

  • Goes to show that I don’t do ALL my homework…..Sorry Larry! Thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 4 years ago

    Great shot – I think of these as ground-dwellers, but as we don’t have them here, What Do I Know? Love his little cockade.

  • Well usually that is where I myself see them. I read that they are the only few that ""perch" but never so them. So I was excited to see him higher than me in this tree calling out for a mate! I would say you know quite a bit gal, thank you !

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Nice catch! Love the head gear :)

  • Thank you, the gals love the head gear too!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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