Gambel's quail, new call(sound) ?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    So I have 3 gambels quails, a trio. They will be a year old the first or second week of May. So anyways, yesterday I heard a really weird sound, but I couldn't find where it was coming from. SO TODAY, I FOUND IT !! While I was feeding the quails the male just came close to the feed a let out a "WAAAHH waaa waaa" It honestly sounded like those baby dolls that cry. before yesterday, the only sound any of the quails would make would be a "weep weep weep" . . .What does his new call mean ?? will the females do it ?

    I thought it was soooo funny!!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    All quail have several to many different calls that they make for different reasons. Some calls are for attracting a mate, some are for calling the others to food, some calls are for aggressive or territorial behaviors, etc...

    So you will hear many calls coming from your Gambles. I personally love the call of the Gambles as they covey up together. Sounds like...ha HAA ha, ha HAA ha. Something like this. LOL

    Enjoy your quail!
     

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