Also known as: Virginia Quail, Bobwhite Quail, Bobwhite
The Northern Bobwhite is a small species of quail that lives across parts of the southeastern United States and into Mexico.
Northern Bobwhites have a high yearly mortality rate, which leads to the species having a very quick and successful breeding capability. These factors, along with their significance as a game bird, makes the Northern Bobwhite one of the most significant bird species to humans.
From IUCN Red List: The Northern Bobwhite is listed as Near Threatened
on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species qualifies as Near Threatened because it has suffered moderately rapid declines in recent decades becoming rarer in many traditional strongholds owing to habitat conversion.
For 19 days we're adding a new bird species to Birdorable every day. Today’s bird is the 11th species in the Birdorable Bonanza: the Northern Bobwhite!
Northern Bobwhite #1 ♂ by leppyone
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