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California Quail, Up and Running
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The California Quail spends most of its time on the ground.


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2:00 minutes (1.61 MB)
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The most distinctive characteristic of the California Quail is the black, forward-facing topknot that juts out from its forehead like a small flag. The California Quail – the state bird of California – builds its nest right on the ground. Almost immediately after hatching, the precocial chicks are up and running, following their parents to feed. Find your local Audubon, take a field trip, and maybe see a quail!

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