Daurian Partridge

Scientific name: Perdix dauurica
Mongolian name: Дагуур ятуу
Order: Galliformes
Bird family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, partridges)
Conservation status: LC


Key information

The Daurian partridge (Perdix dauurica) is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. The name derives from the Dauria region of Russia.

Length : 28–30 cm

Weight : 200–340 g

Population : The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is declining locally owing to over-hunting.

Habitat: Variety of open habitats from grassland and shrubby meadows to riverine scrub, wooded steppes.

Diet: Takes seeds of weeds, cereals and berries; also insects in summer.