Grouse, Turkeys and Quail

Grouse and Turkeys - Family Phasianidae

Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus. Breeder. Occasional to rare and very local in northeast corner of state. Found in deciduous and mixed woodlands. MODERATE CONSERVATION CONCERN.

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo. Breeder. Fairly common in all seasons and regions. Found in forested and partially forested habitats. Low Conservation Concern.

Quail - Family Odontophoridae

Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus. Breeder.  Common to fairly common in all seasons and regions. Found on farms, along woodland edges, and in brushy open country habitats and old fields. Low Conservation Concern.

References Cited:

Mirarchi. Ralph E., ed. 2004. Alabama Wildlife, Volume One.  A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals.  The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL. 209 pp.

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