National Geographic : 1936 Oct
464 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by Arthur A. Allen A POMPOUS WOODLAND DON JUAN DRUMS ON HIS FAVORITE LOG By following the thunderous, far-carrying roar of his whirring wings, advancing when it is heard and halting when it stops, one may sometimes see a ruffed grouse in the act of drumming (Color Plate VI and page 479). Photograph by Hamilton M. Laing A TWO-DAY-OLD CALIFORNIA QUAIL MAKES LESS THAN HALF A HANDFUL But its feet and legs are well developed, for these-together with its natural camouflage-are its only means of escaping danger. Chicks of this species have been known to run from the nest with pieces of the egg from which they were hatched still clinging to their backs. California quail raise large families (Color Plate V and page 478).