Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
2177 County Road 260, Westcliffe, CO
County Road 260 2.177 miles from Highway 96
38.1764 N, 105.3567 W
Dirt driveway, adjacent meadow, Open Pinyon Ponderosa forest. Mixed bird seed was spread on ground.
10x42 Eagle Ranger Platinum binoculars
10 feet at closest
Sunny, light wind, approximately 50 degrees F.
Description of the Bird
Definite quail shape. Light grey to brownish gray overall. Bushy topknot light in color. Fully scaled breast.
Behaviors: Foraging quail-like in dirt driveway and nearby grassy areas.
Call: Clucking sounds
Similar Species Discussion
Very familiar with Bobwhite and California Quail, compared bird to other quail in Sibley Guide to Birds. Bird had a bushy tuft of feathers on head--distinctive to scaled quail.
Sibley Guide to Birds
Very familiar with bobwhite and California quail. Long time bird observers--intermediate skill level.
Notes made AFTER observation
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Date Documentation Submitted
1/22/2007 1:19:00 PM