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1 September 2005 Above-ground Nesting by Northern Bobwhite
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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.

Theron M. Terhune, D. Clay Sisson, and H. Lee Stribling "Above-ground Nesting by Northern Bobwhite," The Wilson Bulletin 117(3), (1 September 2005). https://doi.org/10.1676/04-093.1
Received: 27 September 2004; Accepted: 1 May 2005; Published: 1 September 2005
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