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  • noun

Synonyms for partridge

heavy-bodied small-winged South American game bird resembling a gallinaceous bird but related to the ratite birds

valued as a game bird in eastern United States and Canada

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During nakabandi at Wanda Banochi and Ghoriwala checkpoints on Bannu-DI Khan road the team recovered two houbara bustard from Jamal Umar resident of Khost (Afghanistan) and 24 grey partridges from Rafiullah resident of Mandan (Bannu) , he maintained.
AConservation experts are to share advice about how to re-introduce the grey partridge, also known as the English partridge, to farmland in northern England.
The grey partridge population is estimated to be around 43,000 pairs, according to the RSPB, but the figures show that it too has seen numbers tumble by more than nine-tenths in four decades.
Trust spokeswoman Morag Walker said grey partridges were once widespread on mixed arable land across the country, with more than a million pairs of the birds estimated to have been breeding in Britain in 1911.
DECLINE: The grey partridge * THREAT: A turtle dove
The grey partridge is smaller with a distinctive orange face You are most likely to see partridges on the ground on farmland, although you would be lucky to see our native grey partridge, as they are a red listed species.
The Duke's Northumberland Estates business picked up the pounds 4,000 first prize at the Purdey Awards in recognition of its work helping to stop the national drop in the number of grey partridges.
Newcastle disease was confirmed in a flock of grey partridges at the holding on October 13.
In the last 30 years, there has been a massive 83 per cent drop in the number of grey partridges in Britain.
SOME of Britain's most common countryside birds - including song thrushes, grey partridges and corn buntings - have fallen to their lowest recorded numbers.
Shooting estates are being asked not to kill grey partridges after numbers have plummeted by 80% in 40 years.
Dr Sotherton said many factors have contributed to the decline of grey partridges on British farmland, including the introduction of herbicides and pesticides into modern farming, which has reduced the availability of important chick food, and the loss of suitable habitat for brood-rearing and nesting.
Their cousins, the grey partridges, were nowhere to be seen, but they can often be elusive here, and were probably sheltering in some hidden corner.
Newcastle Disease was confirmed yesterday in a flock of grey partridges at Fenton Barns, Drem, East Lothian.
Grey Partridges are most vocal at dawn and dusk and are easily recognised by their grating "kir-ick" calls which sound like a rusty key being turned in a lock.