Northern Bobwhite

Colinus virginianus
Northern Bobwhite specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common resident, nests from early May to late September. Occurs in flocks in agricultural areas, roadsides, and wood margins. The male has a white throat, the female a buffy one.

Specimen Information

In this group, the female is on the left, the male on the right and two juveniles, one in the center and another under a leaf on the left.  
Date:  12/16/1904
Collected By:  NR Wood
Locality: Washington Market 
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  192373
 
Date:  12/16/1904
Collected By:  NR Wood
Locality:  Washington Market 
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  192372
 
This is probably the collection information for the bird in the center.
Date:  7/12/1876
Collected By:  Not recorded
Locality:  Laurel, MD
Sex:  Pullet
Catalog ID:  85545
 
This is probably the collection information for the bird under the leaf.
Date:  8/20/1916
Collected By:  Wm Palmer
Locality:  Rosslyn, Alexandria Co, VA
Sex:  Pullet
Catalog ID:  253482