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 (bŏb-wīt′, -hwīt′)
Any of several small American quails of the genus Colinus, especially the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) of eastern North America.

[Imitative of its call.]


(Animals) a brown North American quail, Colinus virginianus, the male of which has white markings on the head: a popular game bird
[C19: of imitative origin]


(ˈbɒbˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt)

any of several small New World quails of the genus Colinus, esp. C. virginianus, having mottled plumage.
[1805–15, Amer.; imitative of its cry]
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Noun1.bobwhite - a popular North American game birdbobwhite - a popular North American game bird; named for its call
Colinus, genus Colinus - New World quail: the bobwhites
Colinus virginianus, northern bobwhite - a favorite game bird of eastern and central United States
quail - small gallinaceous game birds
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Conversely, Texas is on the relatively dry, western edge of the northern bobwhites range (Johnsgard 1973) and breeding season rainfall was important to the breeding success and abundance of this species, at least among regions.
One, two, six bobwhites whirred into a cobalt-blue sky, one dropping at Jackie Hutwagner's shot.
That makes our southern neighbor truly the last best place when it comes to hunting wild bobwhites.
A lifelong quail hunter, his plan was to convert the former dairy farm to a wildlife oasis--one brimming with bobwhites, deer, songbirds, and other wildlife.
Throughout its range, northern bobwhites are known to favor sandy, well-drained grasslands with sparsely open woody (shrub) cover (Lehmann and Ward, 1941; Guthery, 2000).
Survival and cause-specific mortality of northern bobwhites in western Oklahoma.
I've released one flock of Bobwhites, I learned a lot from that first batch.
Northern bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) have been in decline throughout the southeastern United States.
Blocks exhibited greater species-specific abundances than buffers for common but nondominant birds, including northern bobwhites, mourning doves, grasshopper sparrows, and eastern meadowlarks.
2011) The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites.
The quail harvest may be down this year from the nearly 1,000 birds taken last year due to a restricted number of daily quail permits, so go early if you're targeting bobwhites.
Data from ongoing studies show the number of Northern Bobwhites has plummeted more than 80 percent in 40 years due to large-scale farming, forestry, and building.