partridge

(redirected from partridges)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
According to press release, the hunting of partridges will be allowed in all areas of the province except the following game reserves.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Around 1,500 red partridges were released into nature in Hisarcyk, Ecavdarhisar and Domanic, all districts of the western province of KE-tahya, on Tuesday.
In a pan, melt the butter in the oil and addoil and add the partridges.
Dr Draycott said: "Wild grey partridges were once common across the country, but like many farmland birds, they have suffered a sustained decline over the past 40 years.
The birds included gray and see-see partridges concealed in plastic bags.
This is the first study that identifies APEC strains linked to a colibacillosis outbreak in farmed red-legged partridges, and also confirms the importance of farmed partridges as fecal carriers and potential spreaders of APEC.
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust is seeking new volunteers to join in its free Partridge Count Scheme, which records the dwindling numbers of grey partridges around the country in spring and autumn.
It is pertinent to mention here that shooting of partridges is a regulated sport and the department notifies the partridge shooting season each year for the four species of partridges including See-see partridge, Black partridge, Grey partridge and Chukar partridge found in the province.
FOR many years the centrepiece of my Christmas dinner has been a brace of well presented partridges.
MORE than 300 partridges about to be released by the Game Fund for the start of the hunting season were found dead in the Karkotis River valley near Evrychou yesterday.
Red-legged partridges were introduced from France, where the song originates, in the 1700s.
Cassidy and fellow ``Partridge'' cast members Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce plan to cross the country looking for a next generation of Partridges.