Gray Partridge Identification

Adult Description

Small chicken-like bird. Short neck and tail. Grayish brown back and chest. Dark reddish U-shaped belly patch. Chestnut barring on flanks. Face and throat reddish. Bill and legs gray. Short, rounded wings. Tail chestnut.

Immature Description

Juvenile dull pale brown with darker streaks and spots, lacking most of the adult pattern.
Relative Size

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  • 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)