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Red-legged Partridge

(Alectoris rufa)
Alternate name(s): "French Partridge"
German name(s): "Rothuhn"

Size: 32-35 cm
Weight: 530 g (average)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Red-legged Partridge at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "hispanica"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Near-lateral view of a Red-legged Partridge (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Obidos, Leiria, Portugal, February 2019]

Lateral view of a Red-legged Partridge (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2013]

Lateral view of a Red-legged Partridge in an excited state, with its crest erected (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Obidos, Leiria, Portugal, February 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Red-legged Partridge (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Monte do Espargueiro, Mourao, Alentejo, Portugal, December 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a Red-legged Partridge (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2014]

Dorsal view of a Red-legged Partridge in an excited state, with its crest erected (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Obidos, Leiria, Portugal, February 2019]

Lateral view of two Red-legged Partridges crossing a road (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2014]

Lateral view of two Red-legged Partridges resting under a tree (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, February 2014]

Small covey of Red-legged Partridges (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain, September 2019]

Behaviour

Near-dorsal view of two Red-legged Partridges running away from the observer (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2013]

Only when in a panic will Red-legged Partridges fly up to duck into cover (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Near Mora, Evora, Portugal, November 2014]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

redpart_jp_20200314.m4a (Portugal) Song (male) © JP
redpart_jp_20200329.m4a (Portugal) Song (male) © JP
redpart_jp_20190614.m4a (Portugal) Song (male) © JP

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