Colinus virginianus Most wide ranging of quail species. Found primarily in Midwest, Southern and Eastern US. Also. in small pockets in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and the foothills of the Rockies and Southern Arizona. Prefers abandoned farms and fields, brushy cover and edges of woodlands. Reddish brown coloration with short gray tail. Male has white throat and white band above eye extending down the neck. Female is similar, but duller. Her markings are more buff colored. No plume on either sex.
Call: A whistled bob-bob-white click HERE to listen
Please click on the link below to go the Missouri Department of Conservation "Strategic Guidance for Northern Bobwhite Recovery 2008 Report" The report is a very comprensive and informative 60 page document with photos and lots of information about the current status of quail in Missouri. It also gives detailed examples of quail-friendly habitat practices and available programs that can help promote quail on your land.
Strategic Guidance for Northern Bobwhite Recovery 2008 Report