Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianus
Facts About Northern Bobwhite
There are 22 recognized subspecies of quail.
Northern Bobwhites were thought to be monogamous until researchers began radio-tracking individuals to follow their activities. It turns out that both male and female bobwhites can have multiple mates in one season.
Under good conditions, a bobwhite pair can produce 2 or 3 broods, totaling 25 offspring or more, in a single breeding season.
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013