Grey Partridge

Explore interesting facts and learn more about the behavior, habitat, and unique characteristics of the Grey Partridge. Discover how you can support conservation efforts for this incredible bird species.
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The Grey Partridge - Perdix perdix - is also known as the Hungarian Partridge. Native to Europe, they were introduced into North America as a game species for hunters to shoot. When I was growing up they were quite common in the Ottawa area, penetrating into the city as far as the Carleton University campus and the Experimental Farm. Then their numbers began to drop off and they became hard to find. Happily they seem to have bounced back a bit in recent years and sightings are more frequent…

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