Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora) 1/2
Yellow Rock, N.S.W., Australia I think this bird is a female. I would appreciate confirmation or correction from anyone who knows more about these birds.
Mountain Quail Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
A plump bird patterned in gray, white, and chestnut, the Mountain Quail sports a dramatic head plume like an exclamation point on its head. It is an elusive bird of western scrub and highlands—easy to hear but difficult to see. The species inhabits remote mountainous areas typically covered with dense shrubs such as chaparral. In summer, they move to woodlands as high as 10,000 feet to take advantage of abundant plant and insect life. As autumn approaches, they descend toward lower ridges or…
Mike Ashbee on Instagram: “A male Gambel’s Quail perched up on the skeleton of a cholla cactus in the Arizona desert. #arizonabirds #birdsofinstagram…”
3,093 Likes, 61 Comments - Mike Ashbee (@mikullashbee) on Instagram: “A male Gambel’s Quail perched up on the skeleton of a cholla cactus in the Arizona desert.…”
Crested Bobwhite (Crested) Macaulay Library ML703154
Macaulay Library ML703154; Crested Bobwhite (Crested); Colinus cristatus [cristatus Group]; © Anselmo d'Affonseca; Boa Vista (2.8268, -60.6847), Roraima, Brazil; Unknown