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partridge

two genera of gallinaceous game birds (Perdix, Alectoris) in the pheasant family Phasianidae. They are ground feeders and tree perchers. They are poor flyers but can run quickly when disturbed. The common species are the red-legged and the common partridges.
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The Partridge Family" aired from 1970 to 1974 and was a fictional variation of the 60s performers the Cowsills, intended at first as a vehicle for Shirley Jones, the Oscar winning actress and Cassidys stepmother.
The partridges were raised by the Yozgat Wild Animal and Partridge Production Station and brought by Gediz Nature Protection and National Parks Office teams to be released into the wild in the three districts.
Carve the partridge as you would a chicken, removing the breasts and legs from the bones.
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 hilly tribal belt of frontier region is famous of wildlife species especially birds like gray, black, red legged and see-see partridges.
53 grey partridges (33 domesticated and 20 wild) were infested by seven lice species (Menopon gallinae, Goniocotes gall, Menacanthus stramineus, Genero columbicola, Lipeurus caponis, Brueelia coquimbana, Coculogaster heterographus), three species of ticks (Haemaphysalis leporispalustris, Ixodes pacificus, Amblyomma maculatum) 2 species of mites (Ornithonyssus syliarum, Dermanyssus gallinae) and a flea species (Pulex irritans).
The length ofthe line transects results from the peak call activity phase of grey partridges that begins 15 minutes after sunset and lasts 30-45 minutes (see Rotella & Ratti 1986, 1988, Panek 1998).
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.
Albeit in some years it has been the French partridge but it is generally the brown Welsh partridge that is preferred.
The partridges were poisoned after consuming water from their special feeder that was laced with poison .
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.
Cassidy and fellow ``Partridge'' cast members Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce plan to cross the country looking for a next generation of Partridges.