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

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

Callipepla californica
Callipepla douglasii
Callipepla gambelii
Callipepla squamata


Lophortyx Bonaparte, 1838[1]


ImageScientific nameCommon NameDistribution
Callipepla californica (Shaw, 1798)California quailSouthwestern United States
Callipepla douglasii (Vigors, 1829)elegant quailSonora and southwestern Chihuahua to northern Jalisco, Mexico
Callipepla gambelii (Gambel, 1843)Gambel's quailArizona, 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


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