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Grand Bay WMA, Georgia (Google, OSM)
Área SATMO, US, NA
Public coordinates obscured by 10KM

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I was thinking ruffled grouse, but the map didn't show the species ranging all the way to south Georgia... Turns out Northern bobwhite is the key (with thanks to loarie and the good Dr. May on Facebook). Rah!

There were two of them along the edge of Knight Academy Road just east of Valdosta and west of Grand Bay WMA. The road is somewhat rural and undeveloped.

~ janson jones,
http://dusttracks.com

bird, georgia
Mar. 12, 2012 15:50:34 -0400
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Northern Bobwhite - Photo (c) Mike Powers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jansonjones's ID: Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)
Posted by jansonjones about 2 years ago (Flag)
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My gut tells me female Northern Bobwhite, the beak doesn't look thin enough and the eyestripe is too thin for ruffed grouse:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/identotron?observation_id=57414#q=&place=23&taxon=573

Posted by loarie about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Many thanks, loarie! Just got confirmation from a heavy-birder friend/biologist in Florida and he agrees. Northern bobwhite it is! FTW!

Posted by jansonjones about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Northern Bobwhite - Photo (c) Mike Powers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
anita363's ID: Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)
Posted by anita363 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Northern Bobwhite - Photo (c) Mike Powers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jansonjones's ID: Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)
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Northern Bobwhite - Photo (c) Mike Powers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus)
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