California Quail occurs in Canada, Mexico and United States. The population is very large (estimated as nearly 6 million of mature individuals). The numbers are in steady increase. The species is also kept in captivity and introduced to Argentina, Australia, Chile and New Zealand.
■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Aves – birds
■ Order Galliformes – gallinaceous birds
■ Family Odontophoridae – New World quails
■ Species Callipepla californica – California Quail