Partridges are birds in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. They are a non-migratory Old World group.
These are medium-sized birds, intermediate between the larger pheasants and the smaller quails. Partridges are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Partridges are ground-nesting seed-eaters.
According to Greek legend, the first partridge appeared when Daedalus threw his nephew, Perdix, off a roof in a fit of jealous rage.
Partridges famously appear as part of the first gift listed in the Christmas carol, "The 12 Days of Christmas". As such, "A partridge in a pear tree" is sung as the last line of each chorus.
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... The video was animated, written, composed and sung by Harry Partridge and voiced by Partridge, Joshua Tomar, and Hans Van Harken ... On the Newgrounds site, Partridge stated the video "combines two huge passions of mine, one being the comic genius that is Alan Moore and the other being kids' programming from the late '80s, which I ...
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... Born in Leicester, Partridge was first spotted by Don O'Riordan at Grimsby Town FC who signed him in 1987 when O'Riordan had started the clubs School of Excellence and ... loan spells with Torquay United, Plymouth Argyle and Scarborough, Partridge was transferred to Cardiff City for a fee of £50,000 in 1997 ... It was at Torquay that Partridge really found his feet in league football, playing regularly and scoring at a rate of one goal every three games ...
... Charlotte Partridge and her life partner Miriam Frink founded the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1920 ... Partridge was the head of curriculum and instruction and the more public face, while the quieter and more reserved Miriam Frink, who also taught, headed the business side of the school and took care of any ... Partridge was also involved in the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was also actively involved in the Wisconsin activities of the Work Progress Administration ...
Famous quotes containing the word partridge:
“The partridge and the rabbit are still sure to thrive, like true natives of the soil, whatever revolutions occur. If the forest is cut off, the sprouts and bushes which spring up afford them concealment, and they become more numerous than ever. That must be a poor country indeed that does not support a hare. Our woods teem with them both.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The first day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.”
—Unknown. The Twelve Days of Christmas (l. 13)
“I stand where Papa stood. I wear Papas robes.”
—Deborah Partridge Wolfe (b. 1916)