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Title: Age determination in juvenile bob-white quail
Year: 1943
Author(s): Petrides, G. A., Nestler, R. B.
Source Title: American Midland Naturalist
Source Type: Journal
pages: 774-782
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: The technique for aging quail is by the coloration of the primary covert feathers and the sequential molting and replacement of primary feathers of their wings. Buff-tipped primary coverts indicate the bird is a juvenile. Absence of buff-tipped primary coverts indicates an adult bird.