Range. - Southwestern United States from Texas to California; north to Utah.

This handsome species differs from the California in the Chestnut crown and flanks, and the black patch on the belly. They are very abundant in Arizona, both on the mountains and in the valleys, and apparently without any regard to the nearness to, or remoteness from a water supply. They breed during May, laying their eggs on the ground under any suitable cover. The eggs cannot be distinguished from those of the California Partridge, except that they average a trifle larger. Size 1.25 x.95.

California Partridge

California Partridge. Gambel's Partridge

295 Gambel Quail Lophortyx Gambeli 529

Buff.

295 Gambel Quail Lophortyx Gambeli 530