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Northern Bobwhite

Colinus virginianus

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Heavily patterned, rich brown body. Males have black and white face. Females have buffy face. Found in scrubby areas and brushy woods. The only quail native to eastern North America. Populations declining sharply. Listen for distinctive "bob-WHITE" whistle.

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