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Partridge (Iberian subspecies)
Perdix perdix hispaniensis

Map of the common names


Description
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.


Watercolour by Serge Nicolle


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.


Distribution map


yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor


Population :
2,000 / 5,000 pairs


Drawing by Manuel Manolos

 


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