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

Callipepla californica
Callipepla douglasii
Callipepla gambelii
Callipepla squamata


Lophortyx Bonaparte, 1838[1]

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


Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Callipepla californica (Shaw, 1798) California quail Southwestern United States to the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Canada
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


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

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