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Montezuma Quail in Arizona | by Dave W.
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Montezuma Quail in Arizona

A striking male Montezuma Quail, Cyrtonyx montezumae. I had seen one fly off a gravel road in the Chiricahua Mountains on an earlier trip and followed it briefly as it blended into the grasses, so this was a much more satisfying look at this stunning bird.


April 9, 2019. Ash Canyon, Sierra Vista, Arizona.

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Taken on April 9, 2019