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Game Birds & Fishes:  Pretty as a Quail

With its shy habits, soft plumage, and alert dark eyes, it’s no wonder the Bobwhite Quail of our southeastern states inspired this Southern compliment.

Other members of the widespread Quail family include the Gambel’s, California, Montezuma and Scaled Quail. Their behavior, both as individuals and in coveys, proves them to be as clever and resourceful as they are lovely.