Northern Bobwhite

Range:

In the United States, their range stretches from the Great Lakes and southern Minnesota east to Pennsylvania and southern Massachusetts, and extending west to southern Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and all but westernmost Texas.

They are also found in eastern Mexico and in Cuba.  Introduced to New Zealand.

Description:

This moderately-sized quail measures 24 to 28 cm (9.4 to 11 in) in length. The short bill is curved and brownish-black in color.  Males can be identified by the white throat and brow stripe bordered by black.  The plumage is overall rufous with grey mottling on the wings.  The tail is grey.  The flanks show white scalloped stripes.  Below they are whitish with black scallops.  The legs and feet are pale.

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Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite

Bill Shape
curved
Eats
cracked-corn
Regions
alabama
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
caribbean
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
nebraska
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
eye
streaks
Sounds
melodious
Location
low perching
north in summer
Habitat
Forests
Grasslands
Color
brown
yellow
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
medium
small
Order
quails (new world - Americas) - odontophorids
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Near Threatened
Bird Species