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red-legged partridge

a partridge, Alectoris rufa, having a reddish tail, red legs and bill, and flanks barred with chestnut, black, and white: common on farmlands and heaths in SW Europe, including Britain
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  • In appearance this is very like the French or red-legged partridge, to which it is related.

  • Quail and red-legged partridge were also to be found near the camp.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • But perhaps the most interesting case of all was that of a red-legged partridge forwarded by Professor Newton.

    Poachers and Poaching John Watson
  • As we ride through the scrub the whirr of the red-legged partridge sends an involuntary hand to the gun.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Carlos came and licked his master's face, then darted off after a red-legged partridge.

    Jose: Our Little Portuguese Cousin

    Edith A. (Edith Augusta) Sawyer
  • After she had had Tom several years, a red-legged partridge called Bill, brought from France, was given to her.

    Stories of Animal Sagacity W.H.G. Kingston
  • Here and there Mr. Martindale caught sight of red-legged partridge and quail, and sighed for his rifle.

    Samba Herbert Strang
  • They soon lifted him up, and as they did so, a French or red-legged partridge flew off.

    The Swan and Her Crew George Christopher Davies
  • If by chance he has knocked down a red-legged partridge, (grey ones are very scarce in France,) his exultation knows no bounds.

  • It is not at all probable that the red-legged partridge will ever drive out our own bird, a contingency which some have feared.

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