They were originally found mainly in the southwestern United States but they have been introduced into other areas including British Columbia, Hawaii, Chile, New Zealand, and to Norfolk Island and King Island in Australia.
Scaled Quail(Callipepla squamata): SW USA to Central Mexico. A ground-dwelling bird of the southwestern desert grasslands, the Scaled Quail usually runs to escape enemies rather than flying. Photo by Carlos Escamilla.
MONTEZUMA QUAIL (Cyrtonyx montezumae) - found across Mexico and marginally into the southern United States in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas in oak savannas, pine-oak woodlands, scrublands and mixed conifer woodlands. They forage on the ground, digging for
The whiskered auklet (Aethia pygmaea) is a small seabird of the auk family. It has a more restricted range than other members of its genus, Aethia, living only around the Aleutian Islands and on some islands off Siberia.