Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # O_2012-05

Common name:

Northern Bobwhite

Scientific name: Colinus virginianus
Date: June 20, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Length of time observed: 15 minutes
Number: 9
Location: Emigration Oaks, Emigration Canyon
County: Salt Lake
Elevation: 6500
Distance to bird: 10 feet from window and front door
Optical equipment: camera
Weather: Sunny
Light Conditions: Sunny
Description:        Size of bird: Adult male and female, 7 juveniles
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
(see photo)
Song or call & method of delivery: single calls, but frequent.
Behavior: moving through bushes in yard. Moved back into bushes and were quiet when magpie flew in. Magpie left and they flew across the yard to the oakbrush...making alot of noise.
Habitat: oak brush, aspen
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Chukar. I'm very familiar with Chukars.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
This is the 3rd sighting in our yard of this covey.
References consulted: Stokes field guide
Description from: Notes taken at time of sighting
Observer: Rob Blackhurst
Observer's address:  
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: June 20, 2012
Additional material: Photo
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