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 bobwhite smallBobwhite (Colinus virginianus)

 bluequail smallBlue Quail (Callipepla squamata)

 

Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)

Bobwhite quail populations are declining across their range. South Texas remains one of the last strongholds for this economically important game bird, as populations here have remained relatively stable demonstrating no long-term decline.

Bobwhites are named for the male’s call, a rising, whistled bob-white. They are common in the brushlands and open woodlands of South Texas where they feed and roost in coveys.

Blue Quail (Callipepla squamata)

This bluish-gray quail sports a conspicuous white-tipped crest, easily distinguishing it from the bobwhite. Also known as the scaled quail, this large quail is fairly common in semi-desert scrubland of South Texas where they form large coveys during the fall. The blue quail is well known for its tendency to run along the ground rather than flush, thus making it challenging quarry.

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Quail Forever

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