The members of this family are birds of robust form, subdued (not brightly-colored) plumage, comparatively short legs and necks; the tarsi and toes are feathered in the Ptarmigan, the tarsi, only, feathered in the Grouse, and the tarsi and toes bare in the Partridges and Bob-whites. They feed upon berries, buds, grain and insects.

Bobwhite. Florida Bobwhite. Masked Bobwhite.

Bobwhite. Florida Bobwhite. Masked Bobwhite.