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Scaled Quails in Burgers Desert

Scaled Quails in Burgers Desert, the indoor (7.500 m2) sand and rocky desert in Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Blauwschubbenkwartels in Burgers Desert, de overdekte 7.500 m2 grote zand- en rotswoestijn in Burgers Zoo.

 

The Scaled Quail (Callipepla squamata), also commonly called Blue Quail or Cottontop, is a species of the New World quail family. It is a bluish gray bird found in the arid regions of the Southwestern United States to Central Mexico.

This bird (24-30 cm) is named for the scaly appearance of its breast and back feathers. Along with its scaly markings, the bird is easily identified by its white crest that resembles a tuft of cotton. The birds are usually found on the ground; night in trees and bushes.

 

Info: Wikipedia

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Taken on July 25, 2009