Texas Quails

Ecology and Management

Edited by Leonard A. Brennan

Foreword by Katharine Armstrong

978-1-58544-503-5 Cloth
7.5 x 11. 512 pp. 132 b&w photos., 5 line art., 18 maps., 26 tables., 41 graphs.
Pub Date: 11/27/2006
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2008 Wildlife Publications Award for Outstanding Edited Book, presented by The Wildlife Society 2007 Publication Award for Outstanding Edited Book, presented by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2007 Publication Award, presented by the Texas Section of the Society for Range Management
Nothing is more evocative of the Texas outdoors than the whistled call of the bobwhite. While the familiar two-note greeting is now just a memory for most of us who live in the state’s growing urban sprawl, this bird is an economic commodity on par with crops and livestock in some regions of Texas.

Three other native species of quail also inhabit Texas. Like the northern bobwhite, the scaled quail is significant as a game bird. The other two species, Gambel’s quail and Montezuma quail, are found in limited areas of southwestern Texas and represent an important indicator of forest, rangeland, and habitat conditions.

Texas Quails presents the first complete assessment of the four species of quail found in this vast state. Experts describe each of them and examine all geographic regions of the state for historical and current population trends, habitat status, and research needs. These experts also discuss management practices, hunting issues, economics, and diseases.

With the recent creation of the Texas Quail Conservation Initiative, this volume provides a timely and comprehensive view of quail science and stewardship.

Perspectives on South Texas, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Published by Texas A&M University Press