?????  ID Please!    It's a California Quail. Thanks everyone! by shortshooter-Al

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Taken at the walk through aviery at Federation Square in Canberra. The California Quail was introduced to kIng Island in Bass Srait.

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  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Wish I could help… hmm… I have a book… so… I’ll have a look, see if I can identify it..
    Excellent shot !!!! ☺♥

  • Thanks muchly Evita. They were running around with quails????

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 2 years ago

    Not sure Al, but I’ve emailed my cousin the bird expert asking if he knows…. He is a beauty though..

  • I hope he knows. I’m curious. Ta muchly Mate. How have you been keeping.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful. Have no idea what it is. Never seen one like this. Superb photo though!

  • Many thanks Betsy. xox

    – shortshooter-Al

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    Beautiful bird and detail Al – I’ve never seen one like this before! Hope you can ID it. :)george

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    NatureGreeting...over 2 years ago

    Al this is A Gamble Quail, I am pretty sure, okay maybe not look…. HERE maybe the difference is the male, and female thing :)…. BEAUTIFUL capture, and a fave!! Carolyn

  • Thanks muchly Carolyn. I’ll bet your ID is close if not 100% right.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Hi Carolyn! It’s actually a California Quail. Thanks Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

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    NatureGreeting...over 2 years ago

    A partridge in a pear tree :)xx okay cedar tree……..

  • LOL

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Jan Clarke
    Jan Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Lol, I wouldn’t put any money on it, Al, you’d be sure to lose it but for some reason, I immediately thought of a quail. Whatever it is, it’s a pretty little bird and you’ve captured it very nicely.

  • Thank you Jan. You are right. It’s actually a California Quail.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Al, so clear and perfect. Where did you take this?
    It’s a Gambels Quail.
    Did I win? What do I win?

  • Hi Vickie! I found some info on it and it’s a California Quail but in the info it said they hybridise with the Gamble Quail, whatever that means. LOL. Thanks a lot Mate.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!! I believe this is a California Quail but have no idea what it’s doing in Australia!! LOL
    Here’s a link to the identification: California Quail

  • Hi Lori! You are correct. It is a California Quail. I found it in my bird info book. It was introduced to Australia but I don’t know when.

    – shortshooter-Al

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    I’m stumped.. looked into the What is That Bird? book.. the body is of a quail, but that little feather on top of it’s head.. doesn’t look like any of the pics… hope Sharon’s cousin knows what it is… I’m very curious… I’ll keep looking ….

  • Hi Evita. Case solved Mate. It’s a California Quail.

    – shortshooter-Al

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