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Speculation here.  Considering the difference in the size of a Chukar and a
dove, if it turns out it isn't a Scaled Quail, could it have been a Common
Ground-Dove which is a rare visitor to Missouri???  And the colors are
closer that to that of a Chukar.

Clint
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On 4/26/06, Jeff Wright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> "Scaled Quail is an implausible vagrant in MO. Unless it was an escaped
> individual of that species, I would suggest the bird was likely a Chukar - a
> commonly released fowl"
>
> Do people not raise scaled quail for hunting also?  It seems as likely to
> me to have an escapee scaled quail as an escapee chukar if there is a
> hunting ranch down in that area.
>
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