Texas Quails

Texas Quails : Ecology and Management

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 512 pages
  • 200.7 x 287 x 35.6mm | 1,451.51g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • 132 b&w photos, 18 maps, 5 line art, 26 tables, 41 graphs, bib, index
  • 1585445037
  • 9781585445035

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"The book is a harbinger of a new mindset in quail conservation and management--from the tokenism and apology of the 40s, 50s, and 60s to large-scale effects and honesty. . . the book, as a compendium primarily of Texas research, documents the remarkable contribution--second to none, in my opinion--of quail research in Texas."--Fred S. Guthery, Bullenbach Chair in Wildlife Ecology, Oklahoma State Universityshow more

About Leonard A. Brennan

LEONARD A. BRENNAN is a professor and holds the Endowed Chair for Quail Research at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Department of Animal and Wildlife Sciences, Texas A&M University - Kingsville.show more

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