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Grey partridge   /greɪ pˈɑrtrədʒ/   Listen
Grey partridge

Common European partridge.  Synonyms: gray partridge, Hungarian partridge, Perdix perdix.

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"Grey partridge" Quotes from Famous Books

... contain both, there is a marked difference in their character. The red-leg is a determined runner, and therefore a bad game bird for the shooter, as it will run ahead when first disturbed and rise far beyond shot range, instead of squatting like the grey partridge and permitting a sporting shot. The francolin is never found upon the bare hill-sides, neither is it a runner in the open, although it will occasionally trouble the dogs in the bush by refusing to rise until they have followed it for some distance, precisely as pheasants will run ...
— Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879 • Sir Samuel W. Baker

Words linked to "Grey partridge" :   partridge, Perdix, genus Perdix, Hungarian partridge, gray partridge, Perdix perdix

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