Family:Pheasants and partridges
32cm to 34cm
47cm to 50cm
400g to 550g
The red-legged partridge is slightly larger than a grey partridge. They have greyish coloured bodies, chestnut colours on the side of their tails and black stripes on the flank. Throat patches and chins are white, with a contrasting black stripe that borders it.
Red-Legged Partridges are an introduced species here in the UK - from continental Europe - most of these birds can be find in France and Spain, where there are substantial populations.
Their diets consist of roots and seeds.
Lady Amherst’s Pheasant
The Lady Amherst’s pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) is one of the most striking birds on the planet. A member of the Phasianidae family, these long-tailed ground birds are native to forests and woodlands in Southeast Asia but can be found in collections all over the world today. They were named after the wife of a colonial governor and were introduced into parts of England in the mid-1800s.
A large pheasant that can be found in parts of central and eastern China. It has also been introduced to parts of Europe and can be seen in France, the Czech Republic and less commonly in the UK.
The pheasant, otherwise known as the Common Pheasant or Ring Necked Pheasant, is a prolific gamebird found throughout the UK and western Europe, with many birds raised in captivity.
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