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Title of the project

Breeding Succes and Predation in Danish Grey Partridge


• Breeding success of Grey Partridges
• How many are predated
• Who are the predators
• When do the predation occur
• Where do the Partridges locate their nests
• How do Partridges use the modern Danish agricultural landscape
• Do Partridges migrate

Hunters’ work:
• Evaluation of local partridge population
• Permission to work on private areas and hunting areas
• Feeding in traps
• Capture


• Predation rate 73 %• Breeding success 16%• Half of partridge hens selected nest locations in common winter crops• Pre mating migrations of up to 22,5 km.


Country Denmark
Level Regional
Site UgelbølleRøndeKaløEbdrupSkarresøGrønfeldtBasballeLaenGlæsborgSkindbjergKastbjerg
Municipalities involved Syddjurs- and Norddjurs kommuner
Region Djursland/Midtjylland

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

No protection status


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Protected species
Species Type Birds, Mammals, Generalist predators
Name(s) of main species Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Danish Hunters´ Association http://www.jaegerforbundet.dk/

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

Total budget around 2 milion Dkr. including research on the diet and movement of the red fox.