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From Grouse and Quails of North America, by Paul A. Johnsgard (Lincoln, NE, 1973 & 2008). Electronic edition copyright © 2008 Paul A. Johnsgard.


Colinus virginianus (Linnaeus) 1758
Other vernacular names: American colin, Codorniz Común, Cuiche Común, partridge, quail
Range: Virtually all of the eastern United States north to southern Maine, New York, southern Ontario, central Wisconsin, and central Minnesota, west to southeastern Wyoming, eastern Colorado, eastern New Mexico, and eastern Mexico south to Chiapas and adjacent Guatemala, but excluding the lowlands of Yucatán. Also existing as isolated populations in Sonora (largely extirpated) and as introduced populations in the Columbia and Snake river basins of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and northwestern Wyoming (Bighorn and Shoshone River valleys).

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