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Callipepla is a genus of birds in the New World quail family, Odontophoridae.[1] They are sometimes referred to as crested quails.

Callipepla
Callipepla californica.jpg
Callipepla californica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Odontophoridae
Genus: Callipepla
Wagler, 1832
Species

Callipepla californica
Callipepla douglasii
Callipepla gambelii
Callipepla squamata

Synonyms

Lophortyx Bonaparte, 1838[1]

SpeciesEdit

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
  Callipepla californica (Shaw, 1798) California quail Southwestern United States
  Callipepla douglasii (Vigors, 1829) elegant quail Sonora and southwestern Chihuahua to northern Jalisco, Mexico
  Callipepla gambelii (Gambel, 1843) Gambel's quail Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and Sonora; also New Mexico-border Chihuahua and the Colorado River region of Baja California.
  Callipepla squamata (Vigors, 1830) scaled quail[1] South-central Arizona, northern New Mexico, east-central Colorado, and southwestern Kansas south through western Oklahoma and western and central Texas into Mexico to northeastern Jalisco, Guanajuato, Queretaru, Hidalgo, and western Tamaulipas

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Callipepla". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-09-28.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Callipepla at Wikimedia Commons   Data related to Callipepla at Wikispecies