red-legged partridge


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Related to red-legged partridge: rock partridge, Grey Partridge, Chukar partridge

red-legged partridge

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(Animals) a partridge, Alectoris rufa, having a reddish tail, red legs and bill, and flanks barred with chestnut, black, and white: common on farmlands and heaths in SW Europe, including Britain
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Noun1.red-legged partridge - common western European partridge with red legsred-legged partridge - common western European partridge with red legs
partridge - small Old World gallinaceous game birds
Alectoris, genus Alectoris - a genus of Perdicidae
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Observations on voice and behaviour of the Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa.
On we joyfully went, this time to a plate of red-legged partridge - the slightly pink breast sweet and succulent, the legs with a gamey edge.
Jean Baptise Oudry's 18th century still life of Hare, Red-legged Partridge and Snipe was similar in content but showed no weapon.
But the European red-legged partridge, very common in France, is often found roosting in trees.
An adult red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) presented with concurrent pulmonary carcinoma and severe silicosis.
Following a "delicate variety of contemporary and appetising starters of British origin," Guneet would serve a biryani comprising basmati rice with English red-legged partridge to "mark the extravagance of the occasion.
After the demise of the red-legged partridge, it was immortalised in a watercolour painting by Northumberland landowner Lord Ridley, a lifelong artist and ornithologist.
The words "wine-fuelled flamboyance" arose more than once in the days after that now famous last meal of oysters and potted Morecambe Bay shrimps followed by red-legged partridge and bread sauce.
He said the grey partridge was coming under extra pressure in the UK from people shooting them in the mistaken belief they were the more common, introduced red-legged partridge.
The rumors in Ridgecrest are that the chukar's killed more hunters than hunters have killed chukar," said state wildlife biologist David Consoli after explaining the particularly sturdy constitution of the red-legged partridge during a staged hunt in Gorman.
Pathogenicity of two recent western Mediterranean West Nile virus isolates in a wild bird species indigenous to southern Europe: the red-legged partridge.
Following a "delicate variety of contemporary and appetising starters of British origin", Guneet would serve a biryani comprising basmati rice with English red-legged partridge to "mark the extravagance of the occasion".