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Upland game birds: California quail (1st of 6)

Upland game birds: California quail

California quail are powerful short-distance fliers that can glide for long stretches. They are more common in drier areas, such as the Nelson and Marlborough back country, and favour scrub, pine trees and riverbed vegetation.

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Game birds in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Neil Deans, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015