red-legged partridge

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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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Starters include king scallops with button mushrooms, smoked bacon and apple, or braised rabbit leg pappardelle, while main courses include roast red legged partridge, red onion, bread sauce and confit potatoes.
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She said: "We are fortunate enough to enjoy many sunsets from our house looking over towards the school."; J BROWN, of Buckingham Rise, Allesley Park, sent in this picture of a sunrise over Coventry city centre (below right) and a red legged partridge that visited their garden for several days recently (below).; KIRSTY HARDING, aged 16, of Stoke, Coventry, took this picture of the sun setting at Coombe Abbey Country Park.; KEVIN BUCKLEY, of Earlsdon, sent in this picture of young lambs and ewes taken near Newnham, Warwickshire, on a circular walk from Wilmcote to Newnham.
They show a coal tit (above), blue tit (right), nuthatch (below left) and goldfinch (below right).; THIS great photo of goldfinches feeding on nuts and seeds was taken in his back garden by F Butler, of Hawkes Mill Lane, Allesley, Coventry.; MOLLY WHORLOW, of Whoberley Avenue, Whoberley, Coventry, captured this red legged partridge (above) on film.; MARGARET EMERSON, of Styvechale, Coventry, sent in these pictures (above and left) of real wildlife and metal wildlife taken in a pool at the top of Hatton Locks.