Bobwhite Quail Colinus virginianus

These tiny birds don’t depend on bodies of water to stay hydrated—they can get all the moisture they need from morning dew!

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ORIGIN:
North America

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HABITAT:
Grasslands and forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
5-6 oz
Length: 8-10 in

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DIET:
Insects, seeds and leaves

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PREDATORS:
Foxes, raccoons and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage

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REPRODUCTION:
23-day incubation; sexually mature at 1 yr

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 6 yrs in wild

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