Story: Game birds

Upland game birds: grey partridge (3rd of 6)

Upland game birds: grey partridge

Many attempts have been made to introduce the grey partridge to New Zealand for hunting – even as recently as the 1950s and 1960s. These have all failed, but a few partridges are still raised on game preserves.

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Neil Deans, 'Game birds - Game birds in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 February 2024)

Story by Neil Deans, published 24 Nov 2008, reviewed & revised 29 Apr 2015