The Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) is one of the most studied game birds in North America. It is a ground-nesting galliform capable of producing multiple nests during a single season. Since 1993, personnel of the Albany Quail Project have radio-tagged >6,000 bobwhites and monitored >2,000 nests via radio telemetry on private lands in southwestern Georgia. We have observed nests in some peculiar places; however, every nest that we have monitored has been on the ground. Previously, no case of above-ground nesting has been documented for this species. Here, we report an above-ground nest, found in June 2001.
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