|Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa
|Monks Eleigh, Suffolk, England
The Red-legged Partridge is distributed in France, Spain, Portugal and north-west Italy. It has been introduced into other parts
of Europe including Britain as a game bird. See the distribution map at Birdlife
|It is found in farmland, heathland, coastal meadows and similar grassy habitats where it feeds on seeds, leaves,
grass and roots.
It is distinguished from the similar Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca by the
broad, black-streaked breast band or "neck shawl" which is a single solid line in the Rock Partridge. The Rock Partridge is found in