Gray Partridge Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A plump chickenlike bird with a rotund body, a small head, a short tail, and a short, thick bill. Flies on short and rounded wings.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Western Meadowlark, smaller than a Ring-necked Pheasant.

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    Measurements
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 11.8-13.0 in (30-33 cm)
      • Weight: 13.6-17.6 oz (385-500 g)
      • Wingspan: 20.9-22.1 in (53-56 cm)