Red-Legged Partridge

Alectoris rufa

Red-Legged Partridge

Red-Legged Partridge

Quick Facts


Scientific name:

Alectoris rufa


Pheasants and partridges

Conservation status:




32cm to 34cm


47cm to 50cm


400g to 550g

About the Red-Legged Partridge

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.

What does a Red-Legged Partridge eat?

Their diets consist of roots and seeds.

Other birds in the Pheasants and partridges family

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