Cool series dpc!
Wish we had those here, Northstar. Best I can hope for is the California Quail. Here is a female on the way back from getting a drink.
1DX : 600/1.4@840 1/2000 : f/6.3 : ISO 640
Nice shot ERHP ...great bokeh! The female pheasant looks a bit like your quail...the male is so much prettier though.