Male: (Shown) Short, stocky, mostly brown bird with short gray tail. Has a prominent white eye stripe and white chin. Reddish brown sides and belly, often with black lines and dots.
Female: Similar to male, with buff brown eye stripe and chin.
Juvenile: Smaller and duller than adults.
Nest: Female and male build ground nest. One brood per year.
Eggs: 12-15; white to cream without markings
Incubation: 23-24 days; female and male incubate
Fledging: 6-7 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Northern Bobwhite can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Insects, seeds, fruit, and will come to ground feeders offering corn and millet.