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quail

I’m happily adding color to some quail drawings:

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I chose three species…, apparently all three belong to a different genus. When I finish, I’ll label them.

I photoshopped (I gimped) some reference photos together: reference quail

One reference quail is definitely copyright-free; one other is from a university site and one from an informational site; so hopefully I can use those. I know I should only look at photos that are labeled for re-use. What a predicament.

OK, here is a look at the finish. I’ll need to take another photo; I smudged around the edges of the photo to get a perfectly rectangular pic. The Bobwhite lives around here. You can hear the call around dusk.

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Facts about quail: Quails nest on the ground and fire ants are killing them – directly stinging and killing the hatchlings and indirectly, by eating the insects the quail depend on.
Do you notice I’m using both ‘quail’ and ‘quails’ for plural? They’re both right.
They’re yummy. Sorry, all vegetarian friends. I know, I’m vegetarian too, but a fact is a fact. I remember the taste from childhood. They’re white meat, moist and tender.