Research Summary: Quail Population and Nesting Characteristics in Western Oklahoma
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The purpose of this summary is to present biometric ( body measurement) and demographic (population) data of northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) in western Oklahoma. In particular, this summary reports characteristics of quail reproduction. A summary of adult survival data can be found in publication P-1054, Re-search Summary: Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail in Western Oklahoma. As we strived to make data easy to use and accessible, we allowed for a certain amount of redundancy in the following tables. All data presented in this summary were collected at Beaver River and Packsaddle Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in western Oklahoma during 2012–2017 as part of the research study titled Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite in Western Oklahoma.
This study was funded by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, project number: F11AF00069. Nearly all data pertaining to nesting were collected from radio-marked quail as part of the research. Comparisons among data groups were considered significantly different only if p<0.05. Weights are recorded in grams and lengths in millimeters. Means (means) and standard deviations (a measure of variation, SD) also are provided where appropriate. All data pertaining to scaled quail were collected at Beaver River WMA, as scaled quail were rarely observed at Packsaddle WMA.