Definition of Red-legged partridge

1. Noun. Common western European partridge with red legs.

Exact synonyms: Alectoris Ruffa
Generic synonyms: Partridge
Group relationships: Alectoris, Genus Alectoris

Definition of Red-legged partridge

1. Noun. (U.K.) a species of partridge, ''Alectoris rufa''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red-legged Partridge

red-flowered silky oak
red-green color blindness
red-green colour blindness
red-green dichromacy
red-hot poker
red-lead putty
red-legged partridge (current term)
red-legged tinamou
red-legged tinamous
red-letter day
red-letter days
red-letter edition
red-light camera
red-light districts
red-lipped batfish
red-necked buzzard
red-necked buzzards
red-necked grebe

Literary usage of Red-legged partridge

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"... feet with one toe behind, and three in front united at their bases by a membrane. THE red-legged partridge is one of the genus ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"Not all of the bright, showy coloration of the red-legged partridge is ... Undoubtedly in the thirteenth century the red-legged partridge was as well- known ..."

3. The Natural History of Ireland by William Thompson, James R. Garrett, George Dickie (1850)
"A red-legged partridge in fine condition was shot near Clonmel on the 4th of February, 1849 ; the food observed in this bird consisted of thin greenish ..."

4. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1847)
"In a wild state the red-legged partridge is chiefly found in hilly countries ... The habits of the red-legged partridge are very much like those of our grey ..."

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