The partridge are birds in the
pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory
Old World group.
These are medium-sized birds, essentially in the middle ground
between the large pheasants and the small
quails. The partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters.
Many species are hunted for food, as they are at the heart of many
excellent gamebird recipes.
Partridges commonly hunted and found in the vast upland areas of
North America include:
(also known as the Hungarian Partridge, or "hun," they are a
European import, now resident in parts of North America).
(from southeastern Europe and Asia, living in North America for just over
100 years now).
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