12 Days of Birdorable

Kicking Off Birdorable's 12 Days with the Red-legged Partridge

Birdorable Partridge in a Pear Tree

What an exciting kickoff to the 12 Days of Birdorable — today marks not only the beginning of our festive countdown but also the celebration of our 300th Birdorable bird, the Red-legged Partridge! This special occasion brings the spirit of the traditional "12 Days of Christmas" to the forefront, albeit with a delightful avian twist. While the original song's gifts aren't all feathered friends, our Birdorable journey will exclusively feature birds, adding a touch of ornithological charm to the holiday season.

The Red-legged Partridge, our inaugural Birdorable for this series, holds a special place in the lore of the "Partridge in a Pear Tree." Native to France and widely found across Europe, this bird was introduced to the United Kingdom, the region where the Christmas carol is thought to have originated. Despite being introduced, the Red-legged Partridge is thought to be the "Partridge in a Pear Tree" because this species is much more likely to be perched in a tree compared to native UK partridges.

This bird's distinctive features, including its striking red legs and face, along with its beautiful plumage, make it a standout addition to the Birdorable family. Its presence in the UK and its association with the festive carol highlight the intertwined nature of culture, history, and wildlife.

As we embark on the 12 Days of Birdorable, let the Red-legged Partridge inspire us to appreciate the beauty and diversity of birds around us. Each day we will unveil another Birdorable bird, enriching our holiday season with stories of nature's wonders. Be sure to check back daily for this fun event, as we explore the avian world with Birdorable.

Patridge in a Pear Tree Gifts

Comments

Kim B. on December 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM wrote:
does the "12" days have to stop after 12. Can't it gone on through the holidays. I love Birdorable birds. They are way too cute.
Ashira on December 2, 2010 at 10:40 AM wrote:
Hooray! : D How exciting!
jenna on December 12, 2010 at 10:55 AM wrote:
Too cute! I can't wait to see the next 11 days! :)
ya mum on December 18, 2015 at 5:15 AM wrote:
This is really exciting, I want the phone case. Can you email me please at: sablesdominic@gmail.com? Love you Santa
Spurwing Plover on December 23, 2015 at 6:18 PM wrote:
The 12 days of Birdorible Christmas
Heather Richards on October 9, 2016 at 12:35 AM wrote:
And Taylor Swift in a pear tree. Oink oink oink!
Spurwing Plover on June 14, 2022 at 4:25 AM wrote:
The Bird in the Pear Tree by Chuck R.Partridge

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