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Northern Bobwhite
(Colinus virginianus)

    
        
   
Northern Bobwhite Information

Length: 8 - 11"
                                    
Habitat: Farmlands, brushy open areas, open woodlands, overgrown fields, meadows, roadsides. Prefers habitat  that includes open
woods,
Northern Bobwhite
Photo © Mike Danzenbaker
fields (or other open areas),
and some brush for cover.
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Diet: Seeds (favors legume seeds), buds, leaves, new plant growth, wild fruits, acorns, waste grains; insects such as ants, beetles, and grasshoppers.
 
 
Northern Bobwhite ID TipsIdentification tips for the Northern Bobwhite
 
 
Range Maps:
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Bobwhite Breeding Map Bobwhite Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)      
 
 
Additional Information:
 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Photos, description, sound, range, and conservation status.
 
     
   

 

 


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