I captured this little fella with my Canon D40 in the California desert. I think he has taken ballet lessons and seemed quite capable of doing a pirouette.
The Chucker Partridge is a member of the pheasant family. They are about 12 to 14 inches long and sing a chuck-chuck-chucker-chucker song.
This little partridge actually jumped up to fluff his feathers and I caught him just at the height of action. It was quite a performance.