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Gambel's Partridge

$ 480.00
John Cassin (1813-1869)
Plate 09, Gambel's Partridge
From: Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1856
Paper dimensions: 10 ¼” x 6 ½”
Framed dimensions: 16 ½” x 17 ½”
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Gambel's Partridge, or Gambel's Quail, is a small ground bird usually found in the desert regions of Arizona, California, Utah, Texas, and other Southwestern states. This bird is named after William Gambel, the 19th-century naturalist who explored and documented much of the American Southwest. Gambel's Partridge has blue-gray plumage on much of its body, long, featherless legs, and short, rounded wings. It can be easily identified by its top knots and scaly underside plumage. This ground-dwelling bird moved about mostly by walking and running. Any flight is typically short and explosive, with speedy wingbeats followed by a slow glide landing.