These plump little ground-nesting birds display plumage that is a lesson in camouflage. Brown, black and white feathers intermingle into intricate patterns that can make the birds almost invisible at rest. Adult bobwhites average 10 inches tall. Males have a distinctly white throat patch and eyebrow-like band stretching to the back of the head. These markings are a golden-brown in female bobwhites. Often, the first indication that a bobwhite is present is when a group of them suddenly take flight, flushing at once with a tremendous sound of wingbeats.