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Range:This species breeds throughout Europe from the UK to Kazakhstan, extending north to Scandinavia, and with a patchy distribution in southern Europe. They have been successfully introduced to many parts of the world for shooting, including vast areas of North America.
Grey partridges are 28-32 cm long and have a wingspan of 45-48 cm. They weigh 340-450 g.
IUCN status - LC (Least Concern)
This species has suffered a marked decline in all parts of its native range owing to habitat loss and degradation caused by agricultural intensification and loss of insect prey caused by pesticides. Still, with a very large breeding range and a global population estimated at 5-10 million, this species is not considered threatened at present.