Red-legged Partridge

Alectoris rufa - Perdrix rouge

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phasianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Alectoris

  • Species
    :

    rufa

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 38 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 47 à 50 cm.
  • Weight
    : 391 à 514 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Alectoris rufa rufa (Britain, France, n Italy, Corsica)
  • Alectoris rufa hispanica (n and w Iberian Pen.)
  • Alectoris rufa intercedens (e and s Iberian Pen.)

Foreign names

  • Perdrix rouge,
  • Perdiz Roja,
  • Perdiz-comum,
  • Rothuhn,
  • vörös fogoly,
  • Rode Patrijs,
  • Pernice rossa,
  • Rödhöna,
  • Rødhøne,
  • kuropta červená,
  • orebice rudá,
  • Rødhøne,
  • punapyy,
  • perdiu roja,
  • Sandhæna,
  • góropatwa czerwona,
  • kalnu irbe,
  • španska kotorna,
  • Красная куропатка,
  • アカアシイワシャコ,
  • 红腿石鸡,
  • 紅腳石雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Shrubland : Temperate, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land

Geographic range

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