Red Legged Partridge
Fact File
Taken at Spott on 24th December 2017 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 




Taken at
Spott on 7th February 2016 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
Fact File


 
Red Legged Partridge.
Species:
Order:
Family:
A.K.A.:
Alectoris rufa.
Galliformes.
Phasianidae

French Partridge.
Site Of Nest:
Food:
Feature:

Voice:
Plumage:

Farmland and open stoney ground.
Seeds, though the young will eat insects as a valuable source of ptotein.
When disturbed, it prefers to run rather than fly, but if necessary it flies a short distance on rounded wings.
ka-chu-chu.
Light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has rufous-streaked flanks and red legs.