FIELD IDENTIFICATION: The Northern Bobwhite can be found year-round in Wise County.  It has distinctive song (see above), but is hard to see except when flushed.  The male bobwhite has a bold white throat and supercilium (eyebrow), which is pale buff on the female.  Both have a patterned rufous-brown and gray body.

by Claire Curry

The above 3 photos taken on May 30, 2001 by Claire and Mary Curry in Greenwood, Texas.

Sketched in color pencil by Claire Curry (Summer 2000)