Mearns Quail Sticker
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Note: Sticker image has a protected watermark. The actual sticker does not include a watermark.
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Our Mearns Quail sticker is a fun way to express your lifestyle. This is an artistic hand drawn rendering of the Mearns Quail. This sticker measures 3″ wide and 5″ tall and has a UV laminate to prevent fading and is also waterproof. The Mearns Quail Sticker has proven to not fade for three years plus in the Arizona sun.
Mearns Quail Sticker Features:
- Measures 3″ wide and 5″ tall
- UV laminate to prevent fading
- Die cut for a clean edge
Information about the Mearns Quail:
The Montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae) is a stubby, secretive New World quail of Mexico and some nearby parts of the United States. It is also known as Mearns’s quail, the harlequin quail (for the male’s striking pattern), and the fool quail (for its behavior).
Range and habitat:
This species is found from Oaxaca north through the interior of Mexico to the mountains of central and southeastern Arizona, central and southwestern New Mexico, and west Texas.
The habitat is open woods, most often oak but also pine-oak and juniper, with grass at least 30 cm (1 ft) tall. Slopes of hills and canyons are particularly favored. The range is decreasing and becoming fragmented.
In fall, Montezuma quail do not form large groups, as most American quail do. An average covey consists of eight birds, just parents and their offspring, although coveys bigger than 25 birds have been reported. At night, birds in a covey roost on southeast-facing slopes, gathered around a rock or tussock, facing outward.
These birds are quite sedentary. A pair or covey typically forages within 50 m of the place where it foraged the day before. Coveys’ territories in fall and winter are only 1 to 5 hectares; in the breeding season, pairs spread out and territories may be as big as 50 hectares. Otherwise, no seasonal movements are known.
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