red-legged partridge


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

red-legged partridge

n
(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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WSJ writer, Margot Dougherty, said of the Skye restaurant: "When nothing but Isle of Muck red-legged partridge will do, Three Chimneys is your go-to.
| The top five most "valued" economic species (summer population): 1 Chaf finch; 2 House Sparrow; 3 Red-legged partridge; 4 Skylark; 5 Stock dove.
The red-legged partridge Alectoris rufa is a galliform species native from the Mediterranean area and introduced in the United Kingdom (Cramp and Simmons 1980).
Birds were rarely consumed and mostly present in the diet of adult individuals, with the exception of the red-legged partridge, observed only in juvenile scats.
Hepatitis as a result of tetratrichomoniasis has been reported in birds such as the American white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; Burns et al., 2013), Waldrapp ibis (Geronticus eremita; Laing et al., 2013), and red-legged partridge (Alectorisrufa; Liebhart et al., 2014).
The Effects of Male - Female Ratio on the Incubation Properties in Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris chukar).
This is the first study to investigate whether pre-storage incubation (PRESI) of red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) eggs improves hatchability.
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.
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."
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.