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Partridge

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Partridge, any of several game birds distributed through Europe, Asia, and Africa. Best known is the gray, or common, partridge (Perdix perdix) of Europe, with a chestnut horseshoe on its breast. The true partridge belongs to the pheasant family; the name is also applied to the bobwhite, or quail, in the northern and western parts of the United States.

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