1835T.H. Bowker Journal. 13 Feb.Miles shoots two hares two partridges and a monkey on Cattl[e] guard.
1899R.B. & J.D.S. WoodwardNatal Birds 161 (Pettman)Perhaps the commonest of our partridges is the well-known Redwing.
1908Haagner & IvySketches of S. Afr. Bird-Life 124The Francolins..are locally known as Pheasants and Partridges...There are two genera of Francolins...Francolinus..[and]..Pternistes. To the former belong the ‘Partridges’ and to the latter the ‘Pheasants’.
1943D. ReitzNo Outspan 151I shot birds, for partridge, pheasant and guinea fowl are plentiful.
1970G.J. Broekhuysen inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.II. 345Most of the birds on the open veld are well camouflaged, for example the pheasants, partridges and quails.
1911J.D.F. GilchristS. Afr. Zoology 255 (Pettman)Francolinus natalensis is the Coast partridge of Natal or ‘Namaqua pheasant’ of the Transvaal.
1878T.J. LucasCamp Life & Sport 85We had a sprinkling of red wing, but the game grey partridge was more predominant.
1904Argus Christmas Annual 13He crawled about searching for ‘fritongs,’ or small roots dear to the ‘grey wing’ and the red.
1908[see quot. at Cape partridgeabove].
1918S.H. SkaifeAnimal Life in S. Afr. 230There are several species of the large, stoutly-built birds known as francolins...Among these must be included the greywing or Cape partridge.
1991Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 260More than one South African game bird goes by the popular name of ‘partridge’, but the one referred to here is most likely the grey-wing partridge (Francolinus africanus)...Grey-wing partridges are often seen in coveys of up to 18 birds, which rise with a loud, squealing cry when flushed.
1899R.B. & J.D.S. WoodwardNatal Birds 163 (Pettman)Red-necked partridge..in the up-country districts this large francolin..alights in the trees, and is called a pheasant.
1878, 1937redwing partridge: [see quot. at bush-partridgeabove].
1958L.G. GreenS. Afr. Beachcomber 23Such expert shots did they become that they picked off redwing partridges on the wing with their rifles.
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