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Grey Partridge

Perdix perdix   –   Perdrix Grise

This is the most common partridge in Europe, and is found throughout the Beyond region. The coloring is quite different from the rock partridge, with an orange face and throat, grey breast and brown back. Juveniles tend to be a mottled brown, with a lighter tan underside.

Size

30 cm

Habitat

Prefers open farmland, fields and sand dunes.


Rock Partridge

Alectoris graeca   –   Perdrix Bartavelle

photo The rock partridge, with its distinctive white throat, black neck band and solid grey back and breast is found in the mountainous areas Beyond, especially the southern and central Alps and into Italy.

Size

34 cm