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Game: Red-legged partridge - Alectoris rufa

Game: Red-legged partridge - Alectoris rufa


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Systematic


- Class: Birds
- Order: Galliformi
- Family: Phasianides
- Subfamily: Perdicini
- Genus: Alectoris
- Species: rufa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Distinctive characters

Distinctive features: 34 cm for a weight of 600/900 g, stocky body, short tail, short and rounded wings, reddish brown plumage; black edge of the white throat expanded downwards with a longitudinal speckling, chest and lower parts grayish-brown, upper parts variously speckled with reddish-brown; bands on the black-white-red-brown sides; in flight visible the red helmsmen.
Behavior: very elusive and mimetic, it almost always runs away. It is sedentary, lives in both hilly and stony and sandy mountain areas, rocky ridges with scattered trees and bushes, feeds on herbs, seeds and small insects.
Reproduction - May / June
Hatching - 23/24 days
Number of eggs - 10/16
Able to fly - 25 days
Distribution - Central-Western Europe.

Red-legged Partridge in hatching - Alectoris rufa

Information

It is possible to contact the authors for management questions:
- Dr. Gianmaria Pisani [email protected]
- Dr. Chiara Serena Soffiantini [email protected]
It is also possible to have information for the purchase / sale of garments.


Video: Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa (May 2022).