How beautiful are this California Quail and her chick captured by @abombs_wildlife ?
California quail live mostly on the West Coast of the United States. They tend to hang out in open woodlands, near streams, and in parks. The California quail is the state bird of, well, California!
California quail spend most of their time on the ground, though they’ll burst into flight to avoid predators. They travel in small groups called coveys until spring when they pair off for breeding.
Females lay white eggs with brown markings. Some nests have as many as 28 eggs, because females “egg dump,” which means they lay eggs in other birds’ nests.