Gray Partridge Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Gray Partridge is a portly game bird with a rusty face, tail, streaks down the sides, and a dark belly patch. It walks through agricultural fields and grasslands feasting on seeds. Small groups called coveys forage together year-round and explode into a scratchy, squawking flight when disturbed even at a considerable distance. Often called “Hungarian partridge” or just “Huns” by hunters, these birds were introduced to North America from Europe in the early 1900s.