Northern Bobwhite

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This is a picture of a northern bobwhite quail that was found on the floor of a field in Chapel Hill. This bird was out looking for food.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Galliformes

Family: Odontophoridae

Fun Fact!

According to All About Birds, “bobwhites have been in sharp decline throughout the past half-century, likely owing to habitat loss and changes in agriculture, and they are an increasingly high priority for conservation.” (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_bobwhite/lifehistory)

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