The word “perdiz” is Spanish slang for the word partridge. You will not shoot a “real” perdiz in Argentina or Uruguay. You’ll shoot the most common specie of tinamou. The real perdiz is actually the Spanish red legged Partridge. However, you’ll call them perdiz—a sporty name for a sporty bird that holds well for dogs, flies fast and thrives in light cover, also offering succulent white meat at the table. The tinamou is about the size of a Hungarian partridge..or as we call them…Hungarian perdiz.