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"Quail Trail"
Limited Edition Giclee Print
- Pastel Painting of Montezuma Quail -

The Montezuma Quail, also known as the Mearns Quail, is found (or usually overlooked) from Oaxaca north through the interior of Mexico to the mountains of central and southeastern Arizona, central and southwestern New Mexico, and west Texas. Their habitat is open woods, most often oak but also pine and juniper, with grass at least 1 foot tall. They particularly favor slopes of hills and canyons. An unusual feature of this species is the long, sickle-shaped claws, which they use for digging. The Montezuma Quails diet is made up largely of acorns, underground tubers, sedges, and the seeds from a number of plants. During the summer they will supplement their diet with grasshoppers, ants, beetles, and other insects. These birds are quite sedentary. A pair or covey typically forages within 200 feet of the place where it foraged the day before. In the presence of humans, Montezuma Quail crouch motionless in tall grass instead of running. They may allow an approach as close as 3 feet before flying. This species is a resident year-round across its range, with no evidence of elevational or latitudinal movements.


Of the Six North American Quail Species, the Montezuma Quail is one of the best at Camouflage. I had Fun painting these two and can really appreciate how you could walk up to within five feet of a Mearns Quail Covey and Not See Them!


You can view more of my Quail Images in My eBay Store


16" x 20" BARN WOOD FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Carbon Black Suede
Middle Mat - Gold
Bottom Mat - Graphite

16" x 20" BARN WOOD FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Spruce Suede
Middle Mat - Maroon
Bottom Mat - Gold

16" x 20" BLACK FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Carbon Black Suede
Middle Mat - Gold
Bottom Mat - Graphite

16" x 20" BLACK FRAME

Outside Frame Dimension: 19.5" x 23.5"
Triple Matted:
Top Mat - Spruce Suede
Middle Mat - Maroon
Bottom Mat - Gold

Purchasing Info:
Limited Edition Framed Print $240
Image size: 11" x 14"
Frame size: 16" x 20"
Triple Matted With Spacer To Give The Painting Depth
Conservation Glass And Title Plate
Dust Cover, Certificate Pocket, Felt Bumpers, and Coated Hanging Wire
**Due to the nature of the old Barnwood a dust cover can not be applied.**
Unframed Limited Edition Print $50

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