Partridges and their nests

Partridges and their nests

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Caption: Partridges and their nests, (Whole folio) Above, partridges camouflage their nests and lead enemies away by feigning injury. Below, a female partridge steals the eggs of other birds, intending to bring up the chicks as her own. Image taken from Bestiary. Originally published in England (Salisbury?); 1230-1240.

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Keywords: animal, bestiary, bird, chicks, egg, female, females, historical, history, ill, ill-health, illness, injury, latin, medicine, nest, organism, partridge

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