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Bird species (lat. Perdix perdix) from the order of henbirds, which prefers steppe and heathland landscapes in large parts of Europe and Asia. Partridges feed mainly on seeds, wild herbs and cereal grains and also appear as pest birds in vineyards in autumn. In Italy, the designation Occhio di Pernice and in France Oeil de perdrix (partridge eye) is common for the salmon-red colour of a rosé-like wine. This is derived from the crimson wax ring around the eyes (rose field). Some grape variety names such as Gamba Rossa (Gamba di Pernice) derive from the bird's red feet.

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