Contrary to popular belief (and the Christmas song), the grey partridge is a ground bird and won't be found in a pear tree! They are usually found in groups of up to 16 (known as coveys) outside the breeding season.
They have a distinctive orange face, grey-ish brown feathers, chestnut tails and short dark beaks. It is considered a medium-sized bird and flys with whirring wings with the occasional glide.
Grey partridges have been extremely common and widespread historically but have unfortunately undergone series declines. They are now considered a Red List species.
Their diets mainly consist of seeds, leaves and insects.