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Northern Bobwhite
Colinus virginianus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Odontophoridae
Genus:
  Colinus

Scientific:
  Colinus virginianus

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.161

Protonym:
  Tetrao virginianus

Avibase ID:
  91CCBC719C97AE19

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175863


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Colinus virginianus virginianus: Atlantic coast (Virginia to n Florida and se Alabama)
  • Colinus virginianus marilandicus: NE US (se Maine to Pennsylvania and central Virginia)
  • Colinus virginianus mexicanus: E US west of Atlantic seaboard to Great Plains
  • Colinus virginianus cubanensis: Cuba and Isle of Pines
  • Colinus virginianus texanus: SW Texas to n Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas)
  • Colinus virginianus [floridanus or insulanus]: Peninsular Florida
  • Colinus virginianus taylori: S Dakota to n Texas, w Missouri and nw Arkansas
  • Colinus virginianus maculatus: E Mexico (c Tamaulipas to n Veracruz and se San Luis Potosí)
  • Colinus virginianus aridus: E Mexico (c and w-central Tamaulipas to se San Luis Potosí)
  • Colinus virginianus graysoni: W-c Mexico (s Nayarit to Morelos, s Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí)
  • Colinus virginianus nigripectus: E Mexico (Puebla, Morelos and México)
  • Colinus virginianus pectoralis: SE Mexico (e slopes of mountains of central Veracruz)
  • Colinus virginianus godmani: Lowlands of se Mexico (Veracruz)
  • Colinus virginianus minor: SE Mexico (ne Chiapas and adjacent Tabasco)
  • Colinus virginianus thayeri: S Mexico (ne Oaxaca)
  • Colinus virginianus coyoleos: Pacific coast of s Mexico (Oaxaca and Chiapas)
  • Colinus virginianus ridgwayi: NW Mexico (n-central Sonora); extirpated in Arizona
  • Colinus virginianus atriceps: S Mexico (interior of w Oaxaca)
  • Colinus virginianus harrisoni: S Mexico (sw Oaxaca)
  • Colinus virginianus salvini: S Mexico (coastal southern Chiapas)
  • Colinus virginianus [insignis or nelsoni]: S Mexico (s Chiapas) and adjacent Guatemala
  • Show more...
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Northern Bobwhite
Czech:
  křepel virginský
German:
  Virginiawachtel
Danish:
  Bobwhite
Spanish:
  Colín de Virginia
Finnish:
  peltoviiriäinen
French:
  Colin de Virginie
Icelandic:
  Tannhæna
Italian:
  Colino della Virginia
Japanese:
  korin'uzura
Japanese:
  コリンウズラ
Dutch:
  Bobwhite
Norwegian:
  Nordkrattvaktel
Polish:
  przepiór wirginijski
Portuguese:
  Codorniz da Virgínia
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Northern Bobwhite
Russian:
  Виргинская американская куропатка
Slovak:
  prepelka hnedá
Swedish:
  vitstrupig vaktel
Chinese:
  山齿鹑


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 23rd suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
   Bob-white ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
   Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
   Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
   Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 34th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Colin de Virginie ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Colin de Virginie ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Common Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Colinus virginianus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Colinus virginianus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Colinus virginianus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Northern Bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Colinus virginianus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Colinus virginianus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Colinus [virginianus or nigrogularis] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Colí de Virgínia
Czech: Krepel virginský, křepel virginský
Danish: Bobwhite
German: Baumwachtel, Virginiawachtel, Virginische Baumwachtel
English: American Quail, Bobwhite, Bob-white, Bobwhite Quail, Common Bobwhite, Eastern Bobwhite, Florida Partridge, Northern Bobwhite, Partridge, quail on toast, Texas Partridge, Virginia Partridge
Spanish: Codorniz, Codorniz Cotuí, Codorniz Norteña, Codorniz-cotiu Norteña, Colín de Vigrinia, Colín de Virginia, Cordoníz, Cuiche común
Spanish (Cuba): Codorniz
Spanish (Dominican Rep.): Codorniz, Cordoníz
Spanish (Mexico): codorniz cotuí, Codorniz Norteña, Codorniz-cotiu Norteña, Cuiche común
Estonian: nurmvutt, nurmvutt (põhja-nurmvutt)
Finnish: Peltoviiriäinen
French: Colin de Virginie
Irish: Gearg bhabaight
Haitian Creole French: Kay
Hebrew: שלו אמריקאי
Hungarian: bozótfürj
Icelandic: Tannhæna
Italian: Colino della Virginia
Japanese: korinuzura, korin'uzura
Japanese: コリンウズラ
Latin: Colinus virginianus
Lithuanian: Virgininė putpelė, Virginvištė
Latvian: Virdžīnijas paipala
Dutch: Bobwhite, Boomkwartel
Norwegian: Bob white, Nordkrattvaktel, Virginia trevaktel
Polish: przepiór wirginijski
Portuguese: Codorniz da Virgínia
Russian: виргинская американская куропатка, Виргинская перепелка, Виргинский Бобуайт
Slovak: Prepelka hnedá
Slovenian: ridgwayi virginijska jerebica, virginijski kolin
Swedish: Vitstrupig vaktel
Turkish: Virjinya bıldırcını
Chinese: 山齿鹑
Chinese (Traditional): 山齒鶉

 

         

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