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Odontophoridae - Quails, Bobwhites

quail

Classification

 Phylum: Chordata
 Class: Aves
 Order: Galliformes
 Family: Odontophoridae

BobwhiteThese are the New World quails. There are 31 species in this family. They are found in North and South America.

They are small, ground-dwelling birds and most live in brushy areas. They are omnivores and eat insects and other invertebrates as well as plants.

The are non-migratory. The young in the family are precocial and can feed themselves shortly after hatching.






World Status Key
Least ConcernLeast Concern Near ThreatenedNear Threatened VulnerableVulnerable EndangeredEndangered Critically EndangeredCritically Endangered extinct in the wildExtinct in Wild extinctExtinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus Near Threatened Introduced
  Bearded Wood-partridge - Dendrortyx barbatus Vulnerable
Buffy-crowned Wood-partridge - Dendrortyx leucophrys Least Concern
Long-tailed Wood-partridge - Dendrortyx macroura Least Concern
Tacarcuna Wood-quail - Odontophorus dialeucos Vulnerable
Rufous-fronted Wood-quail - Odontophorus erythrops Least Concern
Marbled Wood-quail - Odontophorus gujanensis Least Concern
Spotted Wood-quail - Odontophorus guttatus Least Concern
Black-breasted Wood-quail - Odontophorus leucolaemus Least Concern
Black-eared Wood-quail - Odontophorus melanotis Least Concern
Mountain Quail - Oreortyx pictus Least Concern
Banded Quail - Philortyx fasciatus Least Concern
Tawny-faced Quail - Rhynchortyx cinctus Least Concern

North/Central American Species

 
California Quail - Callipepla californica Least Concern
Elegant Quail - Callipepla douglasii Least Concern
Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii Least Concern
Scaled Quail - Callipepla squamata Least Concern
Black-throated Bobwhite - Colinus nigrogularis Least Concern
Montezuma Quail - Cyrtonyx montezumae Least Concern
Ocellated Quail - Cyrtonyx ocellatus Vulnerable
Singing Quail - Dactylortyx thoracicus Least Concern
 

Other Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North America South AmericaSouth America New Hampshire Species NH Species

California Quail - Callipepla californica Least Concern North America
Elegant Quail - Callipepla douglasii Least Concern North America
Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii Least Concern North America
Scaled Quail - Callipepla squamata Least Concern North America
Crested Bobwhite - Colinus cristatus Least Concern South America
Black-throated Bobwhite - Colinus nigrogularis Least Concern North America
Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus Near Threatened North America New Hampshire Species
Montezuma Quail - Cyrtonyx montezumae Least Concern North America
Ocellated Quail - Cyrtonyx ocellatus Vulnerable North America
Singing Quail - Dactylortyx thoracicus Least Concern North America
Bearded Wood-partridge - Dendrortyx barbatus Vulnerable North America
Buffy-crowned Wood-partridge - Dendrortyx leucophrys Least Concern North America
Long-tailed Wood-partridge - Dendrortyx macroura Least Concern North America
Black-fronted Wood-quail - Odontophorus atrifrons Vulnerable South America
Stripe-faced Wood-quail - Odontophorus balliviani Least Concern South America

Spot-winged Wood-quail - Odontophorus capueira Least Concern South America
Venezuelan Wood-quail - Odontophorus columbianus Near Threatened South America
Tacarcuna Wood-quail - Odontophorus dialeucos Vulnerable North America South America
Rufous-fronted Wood-quail - Odontophorus erythrops Least Concern North America South America
Marbled Wood-quail - Odontophorus gujanensis Least Concern North America South America
Spotted Wood-quail - Odontophorus guttatus Least Concern North America
Chestnut Wood-quail - Odontophorus hyperythrus Near Threatened South America
Black-breasted Wood-quail - Odontophorus leucolaemus Least Concern North America
Dark-backed Wood-quail - Odontophorus melanonotus Vulnerable South America
Black-eared Wood-quail - Odontophorus melanotis Least Concern North America
Rufous-breasted Wood-quail - Odontophorus speciosus Least Concern South America
Starred Wood-quail - Odontophorus stellatus Least Concern South America
Gorgeted Wood-quail - Odontophorus strophium Endangered South America
Mountain Quail - Oreortyx pictus Least Concern North America
Banded Quail - Philortyx fasciatus Least Concern North America
Tawny-faced Quail - Rhynchortyx cinctus Least Concern North America South America

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

California Quail - Callipepla californica profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
The California quail is found in the western United States and Canada.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

California Quail - Callipepla californica profile Photos Audio Video Least Concern North America
The California quail spends most of its time on the ground searching for food.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Dark-backed Wood-quail - Odontophorus melanonotus Photos Vulnerable South America
The dark-backed wood-quail is found in Colombia and Ecuador.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
Gambel's quail is found in the southwestern United States.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gambel's Quail - Callipepla gambelii profile Photos Audio Video Least Concern North America
Gambel's quail is found in the Sonoran, Mohave, and Chihuahuan deserts.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Gorgeted Wood-quail - Odontophorus strophium profile Photos Endangered South America
The gorgeted wood-quail is found in Colombia.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Montezuma Quail - Cyrtonyx montezumae profile Photos Least Concern North America
The Montezuma quail is found in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico and in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Montezuma Quail - Cyrtonyx montezumae profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
The Montezuma quail can leap over six feet straight up in the air when it is startled.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Mountain Quail - Oreortyx pictus profile Photos Audio Least Concern North America
The mountain quail is found in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico and in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus profile Photos Near Threatened North America New Hampshire Species
Northern bobwhites are found from southeastern Ontario, Canada to Central America.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus profile Photos Audio Near Threatened North America New Hampshire Species
There are 22 subspecies of northern bobwhite.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Scaled Quail - Callipepla squamata Least Concern North America
The scaled quail is found in the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico and in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No