Partridge calling from elevated perch

On the evening of 3rd March 1961, near Gorsham, Wiltshire, I saw a Partridge Perdix perdix calling from the apex of some stables approximately five metres from the ground. The bird continued to utter the typical 'kar-wit, kar-wit' call for about two minutes before flying off. Whilst The Handbook states that Partridges do rarely perch off the ground, it makes


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