Button Quail

A few weeks ago, we visited the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, IL, to visit a friend of ours that works there.  She gave us a nice tour of the facility, and showed us how she stuffed different birds that are on display, as she is a taxidermist there.

One of the highlights was the bird and butterfly room.  I will someday post photos of the other animals there, but my favorite of all were the button quail.  I had never seen such a creature.  It was a bird that looked more like a walking potato.

According to Petco, you can have them as pets, though I could never meet the “below 80 degree F” requirement, as I do not have central air conditioning in my New Mexico house.

Even so, they are a fascinating creature.  I will try to clean up some photos and post them on this blog at a later date.

Thank you for reading my post.

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