Gambel's Quailby Lynn Hassler Kaufman
Take a hike in the desert, turn any street corner in the West, and you will find the plump silhouette of the Gambel's quail. From the dry desert floor to gift shop collectibles, these endearing birds are often found in a graceful convoy, waddling along with their young trailing behind. In Gambel's Quail, a new addition to the Look West series, we will find that while these birds, looking quite snappy with their plumed topknots, exude a quiet sense of elegance, they can be quite obnoxious with their loud and boisterous clucking and crowing.These social birds always travel in a group and use different vocalizations for different behaviors. In Gambel's Quail, learn how to invite Gambel's quail into your yard, how to encourage nesting in your prized pot, and how to interact with them. 30 photos & illustrations.
About the series: Look West: What do you find? Wide, wild landscapes...extraordinary plants and animals...rugged people rich in history...ghost towns and working ranches...ancient pueblos and ultramodern urban areas. In the West, coyotes howl. Native Americans endure and flourish. Kokopelli, the mythical humpbacked flute player, prances across the cliff dwellings and into popular cultureand thousands of curio shops. Every small, handsome book in Rio Nuevo Publishers' new Look West series presents a unique aspect of the American West. Using words and pictures, each volume explores a special Western topic or phenomenon, and all have been written and illustrated by regional experts. Each of these attractive 6 x 6-inch hardcover books contains 64 pages of text, illustrations, and photographs. And each one allows the reader to capture the spirit of the West in the palm of a hand.
Author Biography: Lynn Hassler Kaufman, a volunteer coordinator at the Tucson Botanical Gardens, has been birding for over 25 years. She is the author of Birds of the American Southwest and Hummingbirds of the American West. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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