Bird Details
Northern Bobwhite
Color: Brown
Size: 9.75"
Season: Year-round
Description: Small and round with a gray and reddish-brown plumage pattern. Male has a white throat and white eyebrow. Female has a yellow-brown throat and eyebrow.
Voice: Familiar whistled er-bob-WHOIT with the quiet first note heard only at close range. Often heard and not seen.
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Habitat: Winter coveys shelter in brushy woods and fields. Breeding pairs need grasslands with enough room between grass clumps to walk.
Interesting Fact: Periodic prescribed burns are used to maintain the types of habitats that Northern Bobwhites use year-round.
Scientific name: Colinus virginianus
Order: Galliformes
Family: Odontophoridae

Robert Herron

George Dissmeyer

Nest and eggs
Dick Baxter
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