Northern Bobwhite Quail
They eat mostly seeds and leaves, supplemented with varying amounts of insects during the breeding season.
Bobwhites are year-round residents of southeastern North America. They live in agricultural fields, grasslands, open pine or pine-hardwood forests, and grass-brush rangelands.
They forage in groups, scurrying between cover or bursting into flight if alarmed.
Their feathers offer excellent camouflage so they are hard to spot. They are intricately patterned in brown, tan, rust, and black. Males have a black-and-white head pattern. Females have a tan throat and eyebrows.
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How can I Help?
The biggest threats to the Northern Bobwhite Quails are habitat loss and changes in agriculture destroying their chances of becoming urbanized (meaning being able to live in populated areas). There has been a sharp decline in their population throughout the past 50 years. Creating nesting habitat by planting mixtures of native grasses in fields and keeping it from becoming a forested area, is a huge help to this species.