Quail Lookout
2002- Steven Ball
Bank of America Building- 215 N. Elmwood

The California Quail is a small, plump bird with a short black beak. The male has a gray chest, and brown back and wings. It has a black throat with white stripes and a brown cap on its head. The female has a gray or brown head and back and a lighter speckled chest and belly. Both the male and the female have a curved black crown feather on their foreheads. The male’s crown feather is larger than the females. The California Quail is sometimes called the Valley Quail. The California Quail are part of the fauna scenery of rural Lindsay.

The California Quail lives in coveys of 10 to 200 birds in the winter. They will stay in these flocks until they pair off during mating season. Male California Quail will perch on a tree or posts to serve as look outs for the covey.