Kōrero: Game birds

Upland game birds: bobwhite quail (6 o 6)

Upland game birds: bobwhite quail

The bobwhite quail was introduced to New Zealand, but without success. A small population established around Lake Waikaremoana, but no longer exists. Small groups were also seen in south Auckland and northern Hawke’s Bay, but none has been reported since the 1980s. A few birds are still held by game farms.

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Game birds in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/16711/upland-game-birds-bobwhite-quail (accessed 28 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Neil Deans, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015