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NORTHERN BOBWHITE

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Colinus virginianus
POPULATION: 5.8 million
TREND: Decreasing
HABITAT: Old fields and hedgerows, grasslands, open forests

Also known as Virginia quail or bobwhite quail, the Northern Bobwhite is native to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The clear, whistled “bobwhite” call was once a common sound throughout the birds’ range. 

Habitat loss and the increased use of pesticides are thought to be the culprits behind this steep decline—a worrisome trend also noted in other birds sharing similar habitats, including Loggerhead Shrike.

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