California Quail

(Callipepla californica)

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California Quail Call

Quail Pips

Length: 9.4 to 10.6 inches.

Weight: 4.9 to 8.1 oz

Wingspan: 12.6 to 14.6 inches.

Lifespan: The oldest known California Quail was 6 years 11 months old.

Diet consists of mainly of seeds. Typically 70% of items eaten are vegetarian -- leaves, flowers, catkins, grain, manzanita and poison oak berries, and acorns. Birds will also consume invertebrates such as caterpillars, beetles, mites, millipedes, and snails.
Non-migratory. Quail will rarely move more than 10 miles from where they hatched.

Nest built of

Clutch size: 12 to 16 white/creamy eggs with varied brown spots. 1 to 2 broods per year.

Incubation: 22 to 23 days. Chicks are covered in brownish down at hatch.

As a precocial species chicks are able to walk, peck at the ground for food, and follow adult Quail on the first day of hatching.


  1. "California Quail, Life History". All about birds, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved October, 2016.
  2. "California Quail". Audubon Guide to North American Birds. Retrieved October, 2016.
  3. "California Quail". Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October, 2016.