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Northern Bobwhite
(Colinus virginianus)

Northern Bobwhite
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
Northern Bobwhite Information

Length: 8 - 11"

Habitat: Farmlands, brushy open areas, open woodlands, overgrown fields, meadows, roadsides. Prefers habitat  that includes open woods,fields (or other open areas), and some brush for cover.

Diet: Seeds (favors legume seeds), buds, leaves, new plant growth, wild fruits, acorns, waste grains; insects such as ants, beetles, and grasshoppers.
Identification tips for the Northern Bobwhite
Calls of the Northern Bobwhite
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
Bobwhite Breeding Map Bobwhite Winter Map      USGS
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
Additional Information:
Audubon Field Guide
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and calls.



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