Scaled Quail

Callipepla squamata

ML21489811


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Debra Whitecotton
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eBird Checklist S26089558
Yard Birds, Curry County NM
Curry, New Mexico, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.307, -103.3196 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Scaled Quail in classic outward-facing circle braving the cold weather. I couldn't resist getting a photograph of this behavior I had seen many times but NEVER out in the open like this.

Observation details

Several times we counted 40+ in the yard eating seed and cracked corn I had scattered on the ground on top of the ice. At one point I seen a small covey sitting in the open in their classic outward-facing circle braving the cold weather. I couldn't resist getting a photograph of this behavior I had seen many times but NEVER out in the open like this.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 60D
Lens model
EF-S55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
250 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
2000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,243KB
Dimensions
1293 x 799

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