Mountain Quail

Mountain Quail
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Mountain Quail

Oreortyx pictus

Range: From the Rocky Mountains westward in the United States, from Washington State to the Baja Peninsula in Mexico

Habitat: They prefer terrain covered in chaparral or dense evergreen forests with thick underbrush.

Description: Mountain quail are the largest North American quail, averaging 24-26 cm in length, both sexes have crests that are sometimes described as looking like exclamation points. They have reddish faces and white bars on their flanks.

Status in the wild: Populations are stable, this species is not threatened or endangered.

Status in aviculture: Established, stable wild populations, also frequently raised in aviaries.

Breeding Season: Late March to early April, and June

Clutch Size: 6-15 eggs

Incubation Period: 24-25 days

Miscellaneous Notes: Very attractive birds that do well as long as they are kept in large aviaries with lots of greenery.

  • Model: MTNQ

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