Common Names: Northern bobwhite, Virginia quail, bobwhite quail
Sub-category: New World Quail
Bill is short, curved, and brown-black. Size is approximately 10 inches long with 15-inch wingspan, and a round body. Colors include brown, buff, rufous, white, black, gray. Dimorphic species. Males have a white throat and brow stripe bordered by black. The overall rufous plumage has gray mottling on the wings and a gray tail, and the flanks show white scalloped stripes. Whitish underparts have black scallops. Females are similar but are duller overall and have a buff throat and brow without the black border. Both genders have pale legs and feet.
Can be found year-round in agricultural fields, grassland, open woodland areas, roadsides and wood edges.
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