National Geographic : 1936 Oct
HUNTED BIRDS OF FIELD AND WILD () National Geographic Society IN THE FAR WEST LIVES THE LARGEST OF AMERICAN QUAIL Upland districts of the Pacific coast from Washington to central California are inhabited by the big, handsome MOUNTAIN QUAIL (on the rock), which wears a long plume and utters a clear, plaintive call. Flocks of these birds walk down the mountain trails into the valleys when winter chills the heights. A favorite game bird in the West is the CALIFORNIA QUAIL (foreground pair), which posts sentinels while the flock is feeding or dusting. A single nesting each year is the usual thing in the quail family, but broods are large.