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Other Names: Grey Partridge, Hun, English Partridge, Bohemian Partridge, European Partridge.
Subspecies: P. p. perdix, P. p. hispaniensis, P. p. armoricana, P. p. sphagnetorum, P. p. lucida, P. p. canescens and P. p. robusta.
Range: Great Britain, Northern Spain, France and Italy east through Europe into Turkey, Russia and western Siberia. Introduced throughout the world and well established in the United States.
Habitat: Prefers open areas, farmlands and brush.
Brief Description: The face and throat is rusty-orange. The breast is finely vermiculated gray with a dark-chestnut horseshoe marking on the upper abdomen; the belly is white and to light buff. The upper back is vermiculated brown, gray and white; the wings are mottled with dark brown. The tail is chestnut.The hen is similar to the male. The horseshoe marking on the breast maybe absent, smaller or lighter than in the male.
Status in Wild: Common in the original range; declining in the US.
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