Friday, 10 May 2013


We saw this quail on a walk in Queenstown, Labour Weekend 2011. It was strange to see what I thought was a ground-loving bird, fly up into a tree

where it posed & perched long enough for me to take its photo.

A quick research leads me to the conclusion that the quail above is a Californian quail.

New Zealand quail (called koreke by Maori) became extinct in 1875.

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