SU0325 : Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)

taken 11 years ago, near to Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)
The adult bird has white cheeks, red bill and legs and boldly barred flanks. Its throat is bordered with black. The sexes are alike. When flushed, the bird often runs rather than flies, and because of this, some sportsmen complain that it does not present a good target for their guns. It tends to remain in cover and for such a colourful bird, it blends remarkably well with its usual habitats, such as ploughed fields, heaths, downs, coastal dunes and open countryside. This bird was feeding on the side of the road with five chicks.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 23 June, 2007
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 039 255 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.7420N 1:56.7372W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 039 255
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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