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Red-legged Partridge

Wildlife sound recordist Chris Watson presents the red-legged partridge.

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Wildlife Sound Recordist, Chris Watson, presents the Red-legged Partridge. The red-legged partridge, which are sometimes called French partridges, are native to Continental Europe and were successfully introduced to the UK as a game bird in the 18th century. Seen from a distance, crouching in an arable field, they look like large clods of earth, but up close they have beautiful plumage.

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Wed 10 Oct 2018 05:58

Red-legged Partidge (Alectoris rufa)

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