Cardinal and Gambel's Quail

Catalina Foothills, Tucson, Arizona – This is the first male Northern Cardinal and male Gambel’s Quail we have photographed together. The cardinal had been there for a while singing and chirping away. Then the male quail jumped up in the tree, but was still about ten feet from the cardinal. The quail started to call. Not wanting to be out sung, the Northern Cardinal flew over and asked him to find another tree. The quail parachuted to the ground and went on his way.