Grey partridge. A lovely partridge, the male of which has a grey breast and terra cotta face and with dark, almost pigeon-like flesh. This is a gregarious bird which is seen in a tight-knit flock, usually beside or in cultivated fields where it can find the seeds and leaves it eats. Grey partridge are more numerous in the United Kingdom and have a more delicate flavour than the less common red-legged partridge.

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