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Rock Partridge (Sicilian subspecies)
Alectoris graeca whitakeri

Map of the common names


Difficult to distinguish from A.g. saxatilis, besides their separate range and paler plumage. This subspecies occurs down to sea-level. Feeds on plants and invertebrates. Resident.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

This subspecies is endemic of Sicily and is mainly threatened by overhunting, loss of habitats and hybridization with reared partridges released.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 1,000 / 2,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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