The partridge

Birds under thickets and in the fields

The preservation of green corridors in the countryside such as Fodsporet is important for birds like the partridge.

The partridge is a lover of open countryside but relies on a wide variety of plants and weeds which are found at the periphery of agricultural land and in hedges.

The chicks' diet consists almost exclusively of insects in the first month of their lives.

Modern agriculture has reduced insect numbers, so the partridge population has fallen sharply over recent years.

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