Thx for the help on the quail ID guys!

My mom said when she turned it loose in the morning it ran across the yard like a quail, before flying a short height to a fence, then disappearing. 

Seems like a good sign that it was not seriously injured. 

I had thought quail but dismissed it and began looking at nightjars. Shouldn't second guess myself so quickly I guess. 

I am realizing that growing up in Arizona I could have really enjoyed a very diverse set of bird species if I had had any idea. We watched wildlife and knew a very tiny bit about birds but truly missed out on learning Arizona birds. 

Thx again!

St peters, mo

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