AnAge entry for Colinus virginianus

Classification (HAGRID: 01391)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Galliformes
                Family: Odontophoridae
                    Genus: Colinus
Species
Colinus virginianus
Common name
Common bobwhite

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
6.4 years (wild)
Source
ref. 445
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

These animals have a short lifespan and high mortality rates in the wild. Annual adult mortality can be over 80%, though that value drops to 52-59% if hunting is excluded. Ageing has also been suggested as an underlying factor for all causes of death. Maximum longevity in the wild is 6.4 years and very few individuals live more than 5 years [0445]. A lifespan of 10 years has been suggested [0437], but this has not been confirmed.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
23 days
Clutch size
15 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1.5
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
194 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 175863
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9014
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