Quail Question

This year's unmated Gambel's Quail looking for a mate.

This year’s unmated Gambel’s Quail looking for a mate.

Gambel’s Quail are pairing up now after spending the winter in large flocks.  And every year, there is one left over – unmated.  And quite sad to watch and hear.  Why is the ‘leftover’ quail always a male?  I have never seen an unpaired female.

This almost qualifies for Friday Fences!

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4 Responses to Quail Question

  1. Tanya says:

    aw poor guy 😦

  2. Pat says:

    He does look forlorn. Great shot!

  3. Rose says:

    They are soooo beautiful…have no idea why a male is always the one left alone.

  4. Meggie says:

    Beautiful shot! Could it be that there are simply more males than females?

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