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Reader photo: Family time for covey of California quail

UPDATED: Wed., July 15, 2020

This California quail hen is very busy with her thirteen chicks. Colbert, WA July 8, 2020.  (Carrie Dugovic/courtesy)
This California quail hen is very busy with her thirteen chicks. Colbert, WA July 8, 2020. (Carrie Dugovic/courtesy)

This California quail hen is busy with her 13 chicks. Females and immature birds of the species are mainly gray-brown with a light-colored belly. The state bird of California is highly sociable and often gathers in small flocks known as coveys.

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