Family Time

Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Martha Thompson | Artists for Conservation
Fieldset
Dimensions:
19.50" H x 21.00" W
Medium:
Watercolor
Subject(s):
Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii)
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
Yes
Artist will donate 10% to Audubon Society from sale of this work.
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$4,900 USD

Of all the wonderful things that we get to enjoy living in the Sonoran Desert, seeing a young family of Gambel’s quail (Callipepla gambelii) is certainly one of the most enjoyable ones.  The male is always in the role of guarding the family by positioning itself on higher ground, often on a tall rock, or on top of our backyard wall, as the female leads the chicks running from bush to bush in what looks like a high-speed chase! The chicks, which when just hatched, seem to be about the size of a cotton ball with legs you can hardly see as they run as fast as they can when they are in the open, racing to get to the next shrub or bush.  The male will run along the top of the yard wall, watching out for predators.

We have had the pleasure of watching several quail families be born in our backyard.  They have ranged from about 12 to 15 chicks.  The nice thing about having them nest inside our yard is that the chicks will take about two weeks before they can fly over our four-foot tall wall to get to the desert, therefore we get to watch them grow!

 

"Tiempo con la Familia"

De todas las cosas maravillosas que podemos disfrutar viviendo en el desierto sonorense, ver a una familia joven de codornices de Gambel (Callipepla gambelii) es ciertamente una de las mas disfrutables.  El macho siempre está en el rol de guardián de la familia posicionándose en terreno más alto, frecuentemente en una roca alta, o encima de la barda del patio trasero, mientras que la hembra guía a los pollitos corriendo de arbusto a arbusto en lo que parece ser ¡una persecución de alta-velocidad!  Los pollitos, cuando acaban de salir del cascarón, son como del tamaño de una bolita de algodón con patas que apenas puedes ver mientras corren tan rápido como pueden cuando están en terreno abierto, a las prisas por llegar al próximo arbusto o matorral.  El macho corre a lo largo de la parte de arriba de la barda, poniéndose atento a los depredadores.

Hemos tenido el gusto de haber observado viarias familias de codornices que han nacido en el patio trasero.  Has sido de 12 a 15 pollos.  Lo bueno de tenerlos anidando adentro del patio es que los pollitos tomaran cerca de dos semanas antes de poder volar sobre la barda de cuatro pies de alta para salir al desierto, ¡así que podemos verlos crecer!

Available Editions of this Artwork

Edition Info Edition Size Dimensions Edition Price
| Giclee (signed/numbered) 200 19.50" H x 21.00" W $325.00 USD

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