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  • The scaled quail (Callipepla squamata), also known as blue quail or cotton tops, is the second most abundant quail found in Texas. Scaled quail provide hunters with a challenging and unique hunting experience because they prefer to run rather than fl y. There are quail hunters who prefer pursuing scaled quail to the more popular northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) because of this challenge (Wallmo and Uzzell 1958). Although scaled quail are not as well studied as the northern bobwhite, there is considerable scientifi c literature on them. Until recently, only meager research attention has been directed at scaled quail in Texas. Copyright 2007 by Leonard Alfred Brennan Manufactured in the United States of America All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Silvy, N. J., Rollins, D., & Whisenant, S. W.

complete list of authors

  • Silvy, NJ||Rollins, D||Whisenant, SW

Book Title

  • Texas quails: Ecology and management

publication date

  • December 2007