. . . but California Quail
- stick together (for safety).
- lay eggs in others' nests (a female can lay more than two dozen eggs)
- come together in a covey after their families are formed
- roost in a circular formation so all birds can see approaching danger
- care for all the young in the covey (adults who do this live longer)
- alternate calls (male and female) creating a tightly orchestrated pattern.