Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group. These are medium-sized birds, intermediate between the larger pheasants and the smaller quails. Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and theMiddle East. Partridges feed on grain and other seeds and on insects. Their shallow, grass-lined nests are built on the ground, where they are concealed by tall grass or other vegetation.
The Barbary Partridge (Alectoris barbara), This partridge has its main native range in North Africa, and is also native to Gibraltar and the Canary Islands
The Crested Partridge (Rollulus rouloul), This small partridge is a resident breeder in lowland rainforests in south Burma, south Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo.
The Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar). It has a black & white bars on the flanks and a black band running from the forehead across the eye and running down the head.
The Philby’s Partridge (Alectoris philbyi), is native to southwestern Arabia and northern Yemen. Philby’s Partridge can be distinguished by its black cheeks and throat.
The Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix), has been successfully introduced to many parts of the world. Though common and not threatened, it appears to be declining in numbers.