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Mexican Speckled Quail

Mexican Speckled Quail

Habitat: Wooded or bushy river valleys to mixed grass prairies, tree thickets adjacent to pasture lands.

Description: Often confused with the Northern Bobwhite Quail at first glance, but closer observation shows that the Speckled Bobwhite has a caramel speckling all over its body.

Status in Aviculture: Common

Breeding Season: April to June.

Breeding Age: First year.

Clutch Size: 12-14 eggs.

Incubation Period: 23 days.

Misc. Aviculture Notes: With such a diverse range and habitat, these birds do well in any climate. This species has no special demands and can be reared in the same manner as Bobwhite Quail.

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