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Scaled Quail Callipepla squamata

Described by: Vigors (1830)
Alternate common name(s): Blue Quail, Chestnut-bellied Quail, Scaled Partridge
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Portal, Cochise County, Arizona, USA - May 8, 2002 © Rob Pavey  Portal, Cochise County, Arizona, USA - May 8, 2002 © Rob Pavey  Portal, Cochise County, Arizona, USA - May 8, 2002 © Rob Pavey  Balmorhea Lake, Reeves County, Texas, USA - Apr 3, 2005 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Sonoita, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA - Feb 23, 2008 © Hans Spiecker 
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C. sw. United States and n. Mexico;
(1) Wc. United States (se. Colorado, sw. Kansas, n. New Mexico, w. Oklahoma and nw. Texas).
(2) Sw. United States (s. Arizona, s. New Mexico (American River region) and w. Texas and nw. Mexico in n. Chihuahua and n. Sonora).
(3) Nc. and c. Mexico (n. Sonora, n. Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon s. through San Luis Potosi and Durango to Mexico, ne. Jalisco, Guanajuato, Queretaro, and nw. Hidalgo).
(4) Sc. United States (s. Texas below the Balcones Escarpment) and ne. Mexico (w. Tamaulipas s. to e. Coahuila).
North America n. of Mexican border;
Summer and winter: ex. se. UTH, sw. and se. COL, sw. KAN s. to se. ARZ (Portal, Cochise County), NMX, w. OKA Panhandle, and w. to s. TEX (Balmorhea Lake, Reeves County).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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