Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Featured | 0 comments

The gringo’s perdiz. Argentina’s partridge are the last great secret for wannabe gentlemen. A pleasant stroll in a vast flat field with a nice double and a good pointing dog or two – what could be better? Perdiz are not partidge at all but a form of tinamou, related to rheas and the other large flightless birds. You can see it in their head structure and movement, though the size is obviously much different. Like the rhea, tinamou males establish a breeding territory, partner with several girlfriends and then hatch their eggs in a communal nest, something true game birds never do. It’s a big call but perdiz are possibily the tastiest game bird on earth. If the big city chefs knew about them there wouldn’t be a single one left.