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Summer Sentinel

Summer Sentinel - Gambel’s Quail
14 inches wide x 9 inches high

 

“During breeding season, male Gambel’s Quail are in charge of family safety. The females and chicks stay on the ground foraging for food. The male will find a nearby elevated perch where he will stand guard while his family eats or moves from one place to another. This perch may be a bush, low tree, or large rock. In this case, it is a flowering creosote bush. This elevated position gives him the vantage point to warn the family in case of near by or sudden predator danger, allowing them to safely scurry under cover.”

 

“Creatures Great and Small”
Four Corners Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
November 5, 2016 - January 16, 2017

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