Gray Partridge

Gray Partridge

Gray Partridge
(Perdix perdix)

Order:  Galliformes
Family:  Phasianidae

Photo © Dennis Jacobsen

Gray Partridge Information

Gray Partridge
Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Gray Partridge
Range, scientific classification, physical traits, breeding, and diet. Includes photos. (From Wikipedia.)

Gray Partridge
Description, habitat, nesting, range, and migration information. Includes photo and calls. (From Boreal Birds)

  Calls of the Gray Partridge

  Identification tips for the Gray Partridge

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

Gray Partridge Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

In New England, the Gray Partridge is found only in the northern portion of the Champlain Valley (in the far northwestern corner of Vermont).

This game bird, native to Eurasia, was introduced in some local areas in the United States, possibly as early as the late 1700's. Its primary range is now the northern plains, where it is common.

Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS