Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
Red-legged Partridge, Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England, April 2009 - click for larger image Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England
April 2009

The Red-legged Partridge is distributed in France, Spain, Portugal and north-west Italy. It has been introduced into other parts of Europe including Britain as a game bird.
It is found in farmland, heathland, coastal meadows and similar grassy habitats where it feeds on seeds, leaves, grass and roots.

It is distinguished from the similar Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca by the broad, black-streaked breast band or "neck shawl" which is a single solid line in the Rock Partridge. The Rock Partridge is found in south-east Europe.

There is more information available via Avibase and Wikipedia.
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