Grey Partridge

Other Names:

English Partridge, Gray Partridge, Hungarian Partridge, Hun

Range:

These pheasants occur naturally in most of Europe into western Asia.  They have also been introduced to many parts of the world as gamebirds (for hunting). They are particularly common in some areas of the northern United States and southern Canada.

Description

The Grey Partridge measures 28 - 32 cm in length.

The back is brown; the flanks and the chest are grey. The abdomen is whitish, except for a distinctive large chestnut-brown horse-shoe mark in males and in some females.

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Grey Partridge

Grey Partridge

Bill Shape
curved
thick billed
Regions
alberta
british columbia
connecticut
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
manitoba
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new york
north dakota
nova scotia
ohio
ontario
oregon
quebec
saskatchewan
south dakota
utah
vermont
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
head
round
streaks
Sounds
staccato
melodious
Location
ground dwelling
low perching
north in summer
south in winter
Habitat
fields
Forests
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
gray
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
medium
small
Order
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species