The Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) is a ground-dwelling (terrestrial) game bird, also known as the English Partridge or the Hungarian Partridge. It is a gallinaceous bird.
The Grey Partridge has a short, round body with a brown back, grey sides, and a grey chest. Its belly is white with a large chestnut horseshoe mark.
It is about 28-32 centimetres (11-13 inches) tall.
The Grey Partridge is common throughout Europe and western Asia.
The Grey Partridge eats seeds and insects.
The female lays about 20 eggs in a nest on the ground.
AviBirds provided an interesting video on the Grey Partridge for readers of Similar but Different in the Animal Kingdom.
Location of photographs: Tbilisi, Georgia
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM