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Red-legged partridge

Alectoris rufa

Description:

It is a rotund bird, with a light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has rufous-streaked flanks and red legs. When disturbed, it prefers to run rather than fly, but if necessary it flies a short distance on rounded wings.

Habitat:

This partridge breeds naturally southwestern Europe (France, Iberia and northwest Italy). Dry lowlands, such as farmland and open stony areas, laying its eggs in a ground nest

Notes:

I found the nest inside a cave

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Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 38.56, Long: -0.05

Spotted on Dec 26, 2014
Submitted on Jan 17, 2015

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