Gambel's Quail are some of the most vocally expressive birds. They have specific vocalizations for lots of situations you and I would recognize easily. In this sample a small covey feeds in the underbrush and discusses the neighborhood news. This clucking helps keep the covey together and appears to have some "pecking order" functions.
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Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2016. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed at http://animaldiversity.org.
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