Bobwhite



any of several American quail of the genus Colinus, especially C. virginianus (northern bobwhite) having mottled reddish-brown, black, and white plumage.
Historical Examples

Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday
Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
The Kentucky Warbler James Lane Allen
Ranching, Sport and Travel Thomas Carson

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a brown North American quail, Colinus virginianus, the male of which has white markings on the head: a popular game bird
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