Red-Legged Partridge

Alectoris rufa

32-34 cm

47-50 cm

minor concern

grazing in the

then, leaves,
roots and arthropods


A very well-known species to everyone, as it has always been hunted and prized in kitchens. This has caused hunters from all over to have freed great amounts into the natural habitat, altering the genetics of the wild species.

The partridge, when viewed in the open field, usually crouches or walks fast into a hiding place. If it is more threatened, it starts to fly with powerful and noisy wings. It lays many eggs, usually between 8 and 14. The chicks are able to walk on the first day and fly after two weeks. Partridges are essential for the survival of many birds of prey and other predators.