California Quail
Callipepla californica
The California Quail (Callipepla californica) is a very common bird of the Pacific coast region of the United States ranging quite a way inland in many areas. It also occurs in Baja, Mexico and has been widely introduced at a number of places in South America. The individual shown here was at Point Reyes, Marin Co., California, in September, 1997. It was photographed with a Canon T-90 and FD 400mm F/5.6 lens on Kodachrome 200. The bird below was in Yucaipa, San Bernardino Co., California, in August, 2001. This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 3 and FD 500mm F/4 L IS lens on Fuji Velvia.