Partridge (Perdix perdix)

Appearance:

Small, grey gamebird, with brick-red throat, face and eyestripe. Adults with dark brown, kidney-shaped belly-patch. Female less brightly coloured than male, with less red in face. The belly-patch is smaller, or lacking altogether. Brick-red tail diagnostic in flight.

Sound:

Song a sharp, very raspy sound, e.g. "krii-uuu-ii", with middle part lowered in pitch. Often compared to the sound of a rusty gate. Also various clucking sounds.

Song:

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Distribution:

Wikipedia: map (se also Xeno-canto below)

Ecology:

Birdlife ecology

Links:

Observation.org Latest observations

Video IBC

Image search Flickr NB! May give other species

Sound search at Xeno-canto

Featherbase

CC

CC-sound:Peter Boesman, Licence,Link.

Facts:
Length (cm):
29-31
Wingspan (cm):
45-48
Weight (gram):
340-450
Size group:
Warbler-size
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Similar species (sound):
Silhouette Group:
Grouse-like
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