Partridges & Pheasants (Phasianidae)
Partridges and Pheasants are small to large ground-dwelling game birds that are capable of great speed off the mark but unable to sustain extended flight. They are ground feeders, often scratching for their food among leaves and earth, using their powerful legs and feet. Pheasants are sexually dimorphic.
There are 189 species worldwide. Seven species are native to Europe, and another three have been introduced and are present in self-supporting feral populations.
Species seen but not photographed:
  • Barbary Partridge: Fuerteventura (March 2018)