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Colinus virginianus

Basic information
Scientific name Colinus virginianus

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Colinus virginianus Colinus virginianus
Common names Eastern bob white, Virginian partridge, Virginian quail, Northern bobwhite quail, Bob-white, Quail, American quail, Common bobwhite
Higher taxon Odontophoridae, Galliformes, Aves
Natural range C & E North America to Mexico, Cuba
Habitat Forest, grassland, stream, swamp, waterfront.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Gumma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Chiba, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Gifu, Kyoto, Osaka, Kagwa, Ehime, and Kochi Prefs. Range in Japan
Date 1980s.
Route Deliberate: For hunting, training of hound dogs.
Impact Potentailly: Competition with native birds.
Native organism(s) affected: Native birds.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Republic of Haiti,Dominican Republic, UK and New Zealand
Reference Notes
  • Biodiversity Center of Japan (ed) (2004) National Survey on the Natural Environment (Accessed on 2012-6-07) (in Jpn)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2010) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-07)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.