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Photo Credit: Elie Karam

SPNL explores the eggs of the partridge

Featuring new photography from Kherbet Kanafar, West Bekaa, Lebanon, SPNL expert Andre Bechara explores the eggs of the partridge. The  Partridge (Alectoris graeca) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. This is a resident breeder in dry, open and often hilly country. It nests in a scantily lined ground scrape laying 5-21 eggs. The Partridge takes a wide variety of seeds and some insect food. The Partridge is a rotund bird, with a light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has rufous-streaked flanks and red legs. When disturbed, it prefers to run rather than fly, but if necessary it flies a short distance on rounded wings. This species is declining in parts of its range due to habitat loss and over-hunting.

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Photo Credit: Elie Karam

 

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Photo Credit: Elie Karam

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