Grey Partridge

Latin Name Perdix perdix
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
IUCN Status Least Concern
Habitat Cereal fields, grasslands and treeless steppe
Distribution Europe

General Information

These diurnal birds were once found throughout the UK. They are omnivorous; eating a variety of seeds, young shoots to aphids and beetles.

Fun Fact

The collective noun for a group of Partridge is a Covey!

Their wild life span is approximately 4 years.

Keeper Notes

Due to serious decline in the UK wild population during the last decade, therefore this fabulous species joined our collection in here at NFWP during 2019. 

The breeding pair of Grey Partridges lay many eggs each season, once hatched and raised the youngsters are then wild released. Their aviary is situated outside the Main Building.