Red-legged Partridges

a.k.a. French Partridges

Alectoris rufa

A cage of these partridges at a sale

Found in the wild in France, Spain and Italy, these birds have also been introduced locally in England, the Azores and on other islands.

Incubation requires 23-24 days. Chicks are capable of short flights at 10 days. Double-brooding is known in this species, where the female will lay one clutch and the male will brood it while she goes on to lay and brood a second clutch. In this case each parent cares for the brood it hatches.

Red-legged Links:

That Quail Place on Red-leg Partridges

Red-legged Partridge from GBWF



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