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Grey Partridge

Once common but now has Red Status.

The Grey Partridge (or Common Partridge) a medium-sized, plump gamebird with a distinctive orange face, brown-backed, the flanks have chestnut brown streaks, and the chest is grey with a dark brown horseshoe mark on the belly.

It is strictly a ground bird of farmland but can also be seen running across the moors and heaths. It feeds mainly on grass leaves, cerial, grain and seeds like clover.

There song is a grating and repeated “Kerrr-ick” which can be heard both at dawn and dusk, making it easier to locate these beautiful birds.

It was once one of the most familiar birds in our countryside but the numbers have declined rapidly making them on the Red List species in the UK.

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Once common but now has Red Status.

The Grey Partridge (or Common Partridge) a medium-sized, plump gamebird with a distinctive orange face, brown-backed, the flanks have chestnut brown streaks, and the chest is grey with a dark brown horseshoe mark on the belly.

It is strictly a ground bird of farmland but can also be seen running across the moors and heaths. It feeds mainly on grass leaves, cerial, grain and seeds like clover.

There song is a grating and repeated “Kerrr-ick” which can be heard both at dawn and dusk, making it easier to locate these beautiful birds.

It was once one of the most familiar birds in our countryside but the numbers have declined rapidly making them on the Red List species in the UK.