- FamilyPheasants (Phasianidae)
- Habitatsteppes and heathlands and agricultural land
Dwindling food sources
The grey partridge’s diet varies according to the season. In summer, adults feed mainly on insects and worms; in other seasons they eat plant-based foods such as grass leaves, cereals and seeds. The chicks feed almost exclusively on animal-based foods. The intensive use of pesticides in agriculture reduces the partridge’s food supply.
The grey partridge is not globally endangered. In Germany, however, it is highly endangered due to intensive agricultural practices.