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Other Names: Gambel Quail, Desert Quail, Top-knot Quail, Arizona Quail
Subspecies: Paul Johnsgard describes seven subspecies, all of which are similar and I don't believe that the subspecies are differetiated in captive populations. C. g. gambelii, C. g. sana, C. g. igoscens, C. g. pembertoni, C. g. fulvipectus, C. g. stephensi, C. g. friedmanni.
Range: Southwestern United States and parts of Mexico. Gambel's Quail have also been successfully introduced to Lanai and Hawaii in the Hawaiian Archipelago.
Habitat: Arid desert scrub.
Status in Wild: The wild population in the US is considered stable despite habitat loss and being extensively hunted.
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(l to r): 1-2, Myles Lamont; 3-4, Dan Cowell.
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