An overview of the gray partridge: its description, photo and video
- 08 Nov 02:45
Hunters are well aware of the appearance of a gray butterfly, because it is the most common species in our lands. When looking at the family of pheasant, this bird-like look is a desirable trophy. However, it contains today and a lot of lovers on private plots. What is this kind of snag and whatthey are different from others, let's talk in more detail. Find out more about this bird with videos and photos as well.
Table of contents
- 1 Overview of the breed
- 1.1 Origin
- 1.2 Appearance
- 1.3 Lifestyle
- 2 Photo gallery
- 3 Video "Private landowners"
Overview of the breed
Gray partridge is a small bird that looks like a small homemade chicken. Today it lives in many parts of Europe and especially in the western part of Asia. is also distributed in Canada and North America. However, its natural habitat is the southern regions of Western Siberia and Kazakhstan.
Gray queen for life chooses steppes, meadows and open fields with beams and ravines. The bird loves space, so somewhere in the forests and plantations it is not worth looking for it. And it is connected with the food. Since this species of wild birds feeds mainly on grains of millet, oats and buckwheat, then the fields choose appropriate ones. In West Siberia, their place of residence is birch trunks with thick, high grass.
Today, scientists can confidently say that the gray partridge came from two prehistoric species of birds. Her ancestors, judging by the excavations and fossils, populated the entire southern part of Europe and were part of the diet of ancient Neanderthals. Birds, as a complete separate species, formed in the late Pleistocene. However, not everyone supports this point of view regarding the origin of the bird. Many are convinced that it was the late Pliocene of Transbaikalia and Northern Mongolia.
Gray partridge, which is clearly visible in the photo, is a small bird with a dense rounded body. The length of the cabinet is not more than 33 centimeters. The tail is short, the head is small, well-developed chest and back. Beak and legs are painted in dark colors, the overall color has a predominance of gray and gray-brown. The upper part of the feathers has a more jagged color with a combination of brown spots.
The side and tail have a reddish tinge. Also, bright colors are painted on the cheeks and throat of birds, and there is a rusty spot on the light abdomen. The color of females is much lighter than that of males, but the overall color gamut is the same. For more information, see the photo.
Gray partridges live in pairs during breeding, otherwise they climb into small flocks. Flying very low above the ground, loudly flapping their wings. Different parts of Europe and Asia inhabit different habitats. For example, it may be steppes with high herbs, valleys of rivers and plains, forest steppe, cereal fields and lawns, ravines. The nests are built on the ground in cozy places, carefully lining the place with herbs and twigs.
As for the voice, there is a very similar resemblance to the domestic chickens. For example, a male produces a sound similar to a noisy "kukareko", and females quocho like chops. For our country, this bird is very important and is an integral part of culture and national cuisine. It is important to say that as a symbol, the gray caprine is depicted on the coat of arms of the Kursk region.
Photo 1. Beautiful Stranglethrop on the Stone
Photo 2. The Bird on the Watch in the Steppe
Photo 3. Presentation of the Scarecrow Gray Partridge in the
Museum Video "Maiden in a Private Economy"
For many farmers, partridges have long become habitual inhabitants of bird houses. You can see the household of one of these breeders in this video. By the way, it clearly shows that this bird is very seditious.