Definition of Gray partridge
1. Noun. Common European partridge.
Generic synonyms: Partridge
Group relationships: Genus Perdix, Perdix
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Literary usage of Gray partridge
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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The European gray partridge in Saskatchewan.—During the first week in November ... It was the gray partridge of Europe, here called the Hungarian Partridge. ..."
2. Elements of Ornithology: Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges by William Samuel Waithman Ruschenberger, Henri Milne-Edwards, Achille Comté (1845)
"30. Partridges live in pairs, and keep on the ground. Two species of Partridge are common in France: the gray and the red. The gray partridge,— ..."
3. The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: A (1907)
"The gray partridge has doubtless largely increased in numbers in Great Britain since the beginning of the present century, when so much down, heath, ..."
4. Travels in Greece and Turkey: Undertaken by Order of Louis XVI, and with the by Charles Sigisbert Sonnini (1801)
"The gray partridge is not known in the EAST. ... which is called the, little gray partridge, or the DAMASCUS partridge of ..."
5. Round the Calendar in Portugal by Oswald Crawfurd (1890)
"It is evident that the gray partridge is the relic of a long past period when the climate was colder, for the bird is now only found on mountains above a ..."
6. Propagation of Wild Birds: A Manual of Applied Ornithology, Treating of by Herbert Keightley Job (1915)
"In this case, the obstacle was the migratory instinct; in others it seems to be in securing food, resisting vermin, and the like. The gray partridge. ..."