Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus


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Macaluso, W.; Williams, C.K.; Terhune, T.M. 2017. Testing Northern Bobwhite Reintroduction Techniques in the Northern Edge of Their Range. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 8(1): 176-183.

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Reyna, K.S.; Newman, W.L. 2018. Comparative Analysis of Behavioural Response of Captive-Reared and Wild-Trapped Northern Bobwhites to Simulated Predator Attacks. Avian Biology Research 11(1): 16-23.

Terhune, T.M.; Palmer, W.E.; Wellendorf, S.D. 2019. Northern Bobwhite Chick Survival and Effects of Weather. The Journal of Wildlife Management 83(4): 963-974.

Terhune, T.M.; Sisson, D.C.; Palmer, W.E.; Faircloth, B.C.; Stribling, H.L.; Carroll, J.P. 2010. Translocation to a fragmented landscape: survival, movement, and site fidelity of Northern Bobwhites. Ecological Applications 20(4): 1040-1052.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Colinus virginianus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022.