Northern Bobwhite

Colinus virginianus

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

New World Quail (Odontophoridae)

Code 4

NOBO

Code 6

COLVIR

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Bobwhite Head Illustration.jpg
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Light to dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Capped, Striped, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Red-brown
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Red-brown
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

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  • Length Range: 22-27 cm (8.5-10.5 in)
  • Weight: 179 g (6.3 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown
  • Underparts: Buff with coarse black scalloping.
  • Upperparts: Red-brown mottled.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Striped or streaked
  • Breast Pattern: Solid, Mottled

FLIGHT

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  • Flight Pattern: Alternates series of rapid stiff wing beats with short glides.
  • Wingspan Range: 33 cm (13 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid gray
  • Upper Tail: Dark Gray
  • Under Tail: Dark Gray
  • Leg Color: Pink
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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