National Geographic : 1936 Oct
HUNTED BIRDS OF FIELD AND WILD ) National Leographic society FARMERS WELCOME CHEERFUL BOBWHITE, EATER OF INSECTS AND WEED SEEDS Northerners name him "quail" and southerners "partridge," but the BOBWHITE (right foreground with his mate) christens himself by his unmistakable call. This familiar inhabitant of eastern meadows is a shrewd game bird and a joy to the epicure. The odd-looking MEARNS'S QUAIL (upper right) is alert and wary throughout most of its range in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. The MASKED BOBWHITE (upper left), unable to cope with advancing agriculture, is now found only in northern Mexico, though it formerly frequented southern Arizona as well.