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Plume Power | The Mystery of Gambel’s Quail

Plume Power | The Mystery of Gambel’s Quail

Garden visitors often ask why Gambel’s quail have those curious-looking plumes on their heads that are especially prominent on the males. Composed of six black, comma-shaped feathers that tightly overlap, you might guess that this topknot’s function is to impress....
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