Bobwhite Quail

Georgia State Game Bird

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Bobwhite quail

Bobwhite quail; photo by leshoward on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Official State Game Bird of Georgia

Georgia designated the bobwhite quail as the official state game bird in 1970. Also known as a partridge, the bobwhite quail is a small, chunky brown bird with a short tail.

The male bobwhite quail has a sharply-defined white throat and white stripe above the eyes (female has a buff-colored throat patch and eye stripes). In spring the male bobwhite whistles a clear bobwhite call which the female answers with a 4-syllable whistle. The bobwhite hen lays 10-20 white eggs (more than almost any other bird).  Photos - Video 

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Images

Bobwhite quail; photo by leshoward on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Bobwhite quail

Videos

Northern Bobwhite Quail