[midvalleybirds] Precocial quail

Andi Stephens andi.q.stephens at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 17:16:49 PDT 2019


I was watching a California Quail family in Finley yesterday when they
noticed me and crossed the road to to duck into the bushes.  The tiny
babies were scurrying across the road and suddenly started FLYING!

These guys were about 1/4 the size of their mama.  I knew they start
feeding immediately upon hatching, but I can't find any info on how soon
they fly.  Can anyone point me to a source?

Thanks!

--Andi


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