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Similar to male, but duller
 Similar Species
Also found in parts of southern Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) and northern USA, where it was introduced from Europe, as a game bird and has thrived on the prairies and agricultural land.
There are 7 subspecies:
Can be found on a wide variety of habitats, from farmland to moorland and sand dunes. Adults are more likely to be seen in open grass or vegetation the young, however, prefer cereal crops.
Once common, the population has crashed, possibly due to farming practices.
Can be found in 'coveys' outside of the breeding season.
They are inclined to fly close to the ground. Wing flaps produce a whirring noise.
Adults: grass, seeds and shoots; also insects when breeding.
Mid-April to early September. Up to 16 eggs laid in a well-hidden scrape nest lined with grass and leaves. If they lose their first clutch, they may lay again.
Includes a high, hoarse keev, and a pitt-pitt-pitt when alarmed.
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