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Wild bobwhite habitat question

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Pheasant17, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Pheasant17

    Pheasant17 Hatching

    Jul 3, 2019
    ive read a bunch of natural habitats for bobwhites nothing seems to mention how these birds get water do they need to be close to a water source or are they able to get enough water from insects and plants?
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  2. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    They need a source of clean fresh water. They will travel great distances in the wild to find water but if one is close by and doesn't go dry they will frequent it instead of traveling to another source. They can not get enough moisture from insects or dew on plants.
  3. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

    Oct 30, 2017
    Central Texas
    Very few animals get all their water from insects and plants. I think a few desert rodents can. Some reptiles rarely drink, but usually it's ones that feed on other animals.
    As far as I know, all birds need to drink. If there are any exceptions, it would be desert animals, as in the really harsh desert. Bobwhites are more of a scrub animal, if I'm not mistaken.
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