20 March, 2013

Red-legged Partridge

Scientific Name: Alectoris rufa

Population Estimate: 6M - 13.5M

Range / Habitat: Breeds on farmland and open stony areas in southwestern Europe, in France and Iberia. It has been introduced in parts of England and Wales.

Field Notes: Sandy-brown above, pinkish-buff on the belly, and pale grey on the breast, with a prominent gorget of black streaking, bold rufous and black flank-bars, a cream throat, pink legs, and a red bill and eye ring.

Personal Notes: Seen near Donana National Park, Spain.

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