California Quail…Botanical Gardens Santa Barbara

Went to the Botanical Gardens to see how it faired in the fire and was amazed at charred palms coming back and a gorgeous meadow full of flowers surrounded by burned and charred mountains. The California Quail was waiting for us !! Upon consulting the Peterson Western Birds Guide I found that Gambel’s Quail and California Quail are almost identical… except the California has a brown splotch on it’s belly where as the Gambel’s splotch is black…

California Quail
California Quail
California Quail
California Quail
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