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Bird species (Latin perdix perdix) from the order of the chicken birds, which inhabits preferably steppe and heath landscapes in large parts of Europe and Asia. Partridges feed mainly on seeds, wild herbs and cereal grains and occur in autumn as well Schad birds in vineyards. In Italy, the name is Occhio di Pernice and in France Oeil de perdrix (Partridge eye) for the salmon-red color of a rosé-like wine usual. This derives from the crimson wax ring around the eyes (Rosenfeld). Some grapevine names like Gamba Rossa (Gamba di Pernice) are derived from the red feet of the bird.

Partridge - females and males

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