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Draw the California State Bird


Am I the only one who thinks this California State Bird looks like he was designed by committee? Kind of funny that looks like he has a little too much of everything – feathers, markings, etc.

California state bird

Also known as the valley quail, the California quail became the official state bird in 1931. As prized game bird, it is known for its hardiness and adaptability. If you need some help drawing this fellow, my tutorial breaks it down into simple step-by-step directions.



Prep: Print tutorial for each student.

  1. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases.
  2. Students follow the tutorial to draw the quail in pencil.
  3. The quail is traced with a black marker.
  4. The quail is colored carefully with crayons.

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