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Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: G4G5
State Rank: SNA

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Copyright by: The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, all rights reserved.
 
General Description
Small rounded body with short neck and tail. Reddish plumage with gray and black highlights. Head white with dark crest and stripe below and behind eye.

For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.

Species Range
Introduced Not Established

Western Hemisphere Range

 


Range Comments
The species is not native to Montana, but has been widely transplanted. However, self-sustaining populations have not become established and it is believed that animals that continue to be observed in the wild are human released.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 19

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Relative Density

Recency

Breeding
(direct evidence "B")


Breeding
(indirect evidence "b")


No evidence of Breeding
(transient "t")


Overwintering
(regular observations "W")


Overwintering
(at least one obs. "w")



 

(Observations spanning multiple months or years are excluded from time charts)



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