Partridges are medium-sized game birds, generally intermediate in size between the larger pheasants and the smaller quail. Partridges are ground-dwelling birds that feature variable plumage colouration across species, with most tending to grey and brown.
Partridges primarily eat seeds and greens that they pick from the ground. Their diet includes seeds from wheat, barley, oats, corn, sunflower, foxtail, ragweed, and Russian thistle.
Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Some species are found nesting on steppes or agricultural land, while other species prefer more forested areas.