Slightly smaller (L 30 cm) than Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa). Common in mountainous region, generally at altitudes up to 2,000 m, with maquis. The basic requirements of the species are open areas where it can feed and dense scrub to afford protection. Resident.
Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I
This subspecies is endemic of Spain and France. The main threats are hunting and habitat degradation (dissapearence of traditional farming and extensive livestock from mountainous regions). Fires and disturbance are other serious problems.
yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor
2,000 / 5,000 pairs
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