Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus)
Crested Bobwhite, Roraima, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image Roraima, Brazil
July 2001

The Crested Bobwhite is a member of the New World Quail family and is found from Panama to the Guianas, in Colombia, Venezuela and the north of Brazil.

It is an open country bird of savanna, woodland edges and roadsides but its distinctive trisyllabic call is probably heard more often than it is seen.

Crested Bobwhite, Roraima, Brazil, July 2001 - click for larger image They are terrestrial and shy but, when disturbed, will fly off a short distance. Usually in pairs or small groups or coveys, they feed mostly on seeds.

The bird in photo 1 was recorded by Jeremy Minns.

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