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Rock Partridge (Alpine subspecies)
Alectoris graeca saxatilis

Map of the common names

Description

Size of Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) - L 35 cm- has snow-white chin, with regular and demarcated black frame which at bill-join reaches gape. Tied to high mountainous regions, mainly on rocky and craggy slopes. Feed on plants or invertebrates, depending of the season. Resident.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

Habitat degradation and loss through the development of tourist industry and the abandonment of farming, overhunting and the decline of its range are the most important threats for this subspecies.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 18,000 / 34,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos


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