|Copyright: Arunas Eismantas (Aukstaitis)
|Date Taken: 2007-02-24|
|Camera: Nikon D80|
|Exposure: f/3.7, 1/500 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-02-26 9:40|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The Grey Partridge, Perdix perdix also known as Hungarian Partridge or Hun is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds.|
This partridge breeds on farmland across most of Europe into western Asia, and has been introduced widely into North America and are quite common in some areas of southern Canada and the northern United States. Hens lay up to twenty eggs in a ground nest. The nest is usually in the margin of a cereal field, most commonly Winter wheat. It is a non-migratory terrestrial species, which forms flocks outside the breeding season.
It is declining greatly in numbers in areas of intensive cultivation such as Great Britain, due to loss of breeding habitat and food supplies. The numbers have fallen by 85% in the last 25 years. Efforts are being made in Great Britain to halt the decline by creating Conservation headlands. In 1995 it was nominated a Biodiversity Action plan species (see UK BAP).
The Grey Partridge is a rotund bird, 28-32 cm long, brown-backed, with grey underparts, an orange face and a chestnut belly patch. There is little difference between the sexes, although the female has a smaller belly patch. Young Grey Partridges are esentally yellow-brown, and lack the distinctive face and underpart markings. The song is a harse kieerr-ik.
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Hello Arunas ,very good sharpness and color saturation , TFS.
- [2007-02-27 9:39]
very nice photo,i like sharpness and grey - brown colour of feathers.