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A Quest For Quail

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A quest for quail
Even in a year of strong populations, bagging a few of these challenging game birds is anything but guaranteed. More

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Photo of Eurasian collared-dove walking on grass
The Eurasian collared-dove was introduced in the Bahamas and has rapidly spread throughout most of the United States. At first glance, it looks like a chunky, pale gray mourning dove. More

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Photo of Eurasian collared-dove walking on grass
Streptopelia decaocto
The Eurasian collared-dove was introduced in the Bahamas and has rapidly spread throughout most of the United States. At first glance, it looks like a chunky, pale gray mourning dove. More

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Photo of Eurasian collared-dove perched on a stump
The Eurasian collared-dove has a black crescent “collar” on the upper back (not a complete "ring"). The song is a three-parted “coo-coo-cook” or “coo-COO-coo,” often repeated incessantly; the call is a raspy, nasal, descending “heeeewww.” More

Game Bird Hunting Preserve Permit

Application for a permit to manage a game bird hunting preserve. More

Gray Partridge

Perdix perdix
Introduced from Eurasia and uncommon in Missouri, the gray partridge is a favorite of gamebird hunters. More

Mallard

Photo of male and female mallards walking on ice
Anas platyrhynchos
The mallard is probably the most familiar duck in all of North America. The male has a green head and chestnut breast. Both sexes have a blue speculum (wing patch) bordered on both sides by white. More

Mallard Flock In Wetlands

Photo of mallard flock in wetlands
In Missouri, the mallard is a common migrant on lakes, rivers, ponds, and marshes. As a locally uncommon summer resident, they may nest along lakeshores and in marshes statewide. They are very common in winter, even during severely cold weather when most other waterfowl migrate farther south. More

Mallard Hen And Chicks

Photo of mallard hen with chicks
Upon hatching, mallard chicks are covered with down and can follow their mother around within a day. They, and similarly capable young of most other ground-nesting birds, are described as “precocial young.” They contrast greatly with the naked, helpless young of most tree-nesting birds. More

Mallard Male In Flight

Photo of male mallard in flight
The mallard is probably the most familiar duck in all of North America. The male has a green head and chestnut breast. Mallards can take flight directly from the water’s surface without needing a running start. More