Montezuma Quail: here’s the scoop
This species has had stable population trends over the last 40 years in North America.
Pine oak forest, arid montane scrub, and northern temperate grassland
Ground forager, feeding on plants, insects, seeds, nuts, and fruits
Did you know?
The Montezuma quail usually crouches and stays still when danger threatens, and then explodes into flight from a leaping start if the danger comes too close.
Southern Arizona, New Mexico, and western Texas and Mexico
Widespread and abundant