Name: Red-legged Partridge
Scientific name: Alectoris rufa
Nature Stars: 40
About: A plump, round game bird. Sandy grey-brown above, with a white throat surrounded by a black necklace and with intricately barred grey, black and brown sides.Common in farmland, where they feed on seeds, leaves and small invertebrates. When disturbed, they
How to identify: The white face and black necklace, with a bright red beak and pink red legs immediately identifies the Red-legged Partridge.
Where: Found in England and the lowland parts of eastern Scotland and Wales.
Fantastic fact: Also known as the French Partridge, was introduced to Britain from western Europe.
Photograph credit: tbc