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bob·white

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

[Imitative of its call.]

bobwhite

(ˈbɒbˌwaɪt)
n
(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]

bob•white

(ˈbɒbˈʰwaɪt, -ˈwaɪt)

n.
any of several small New World quails of the genus Colinus, esp. C. virginianus, having mottled plumage.
[1805–15, Amer.; imitative of its cry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Further notes on age determination in juvenile bobwhite quails.--J.
Nest survival was estimated by raising the daily nest survival ([beta]) to the 24th power (24 is based on the average nesting length in days for bobwhite quail) (Rotella 2012).
Bobwhite quails require open fields, ground cover and wooded areas for their survival and breeding.