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Partridges

 

small and medium-sized birds of the order Galliformes. They differ in appearance and habit. The most common species in the USSR are the willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lago-pus), the ptarmigan (L mutus), the Hungarian partridge (Perdix perdix), the chukar partridge (Alectoris kakelik), and Bonham’s partridge (Ammoperdix griseogularis). The willow ptarmigan and the ptarmigan are found in the tundra and high-mountain regions; the Hungarian partridge dwells in the steppes. Several other birds are called partridges, including tropical forest and arboreal birds of the genera Dendrotryx, Arborophila, Bam-busicola, and Rollulus, as well as the snow partridge (Lerma lerwa). All partridges are game birds and are commercially valuable.

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Mr Khan said that black and grey partridges and chukkars can only be acquired from breeders, particularly in Punjab, after fulfilling the licence conditions set by the provincial wildlife department.
The partridge population in the Game Reserves will be regularly monitored and issuance of special permit will be stopped as soon as it is deemed appropriate, Maximum bag limit shall not exceed five birds of all species of partridges combined per gun per day, value of properly equal to Rs 1200 will be charged for each bird shot in excess to bag limit besides compensation as per rules.
An FIR was lodged against the suspect under wildlife laws and the partridges were handed over to the wildlife officers those will present the suspect before the court onFeb 20th 2018.In 2016, authorities foiled a bid to smuggle 36 rare partridges from Balochistan into the Punjab.
According to press release, the hunting of partridges will be allowed in all areas of the province except the following game reserves.
The partridges were raised by the Yozgat Wild Animal and Partridge Production Station and brought by Gediz Nature Protection and National Parks Office teams to be released into the wild in the three districts.
Carve the partridge as you would a chicken, removing the breasts and legs from the bones.
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AConservation experts are to share advice about how to re-introduce the grey partridge, also known as the English partridge, to farmland in northern England.
The hilly tribal belt of frontier region is famous of wildlife species especially birds like gray, black, red legged and see-see partridges. Poachers used to visit the tribal area frequently to catch birds with nets and then smuggle them to the down parts of the country.
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