Barbary Partridge (Alectoris barbara) - HBW 2, p. 486
French: Perdrix gambra
Spanish: Perdiz Moruna
Taxonomy: Perdix Barbara Bonnaterre, 1792, no locality = Morocco.
Previously placed in superspecies with A. chukar, A. philbyi and A. rufa; now considered to be more distant from the reconstituted superspecies of A. magna, A. graeca, A. chukar and A. philbyi. Proposed races theresae and duprezi included respectively in barbara and spatzi. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- koenigi (Reichenow, 1899) - NW Morocco.
- barbara (Bonnaterre, 1792) - N Morocco and N Algeria; Sardinia (possibly introduced).
- spatzi (Reichenow, 1895) - S Morocco, C Algeria and S Tunisia.
- barbata (Reichenow, 1896) - Libya and NW Egypt.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A group of birds walking searching for food. Locality Alcalá, Tenerife, Canary Islands (ssp koenigi)
Eric Roualet 13 December 2014 22 weeks ago 28 sec 4.3
A group in the fields Locality Asrir, Guelmim-Es Semara Region, Morocco
Pascal Vagner 27 March 2012 2 years ago 29 sec 4.2
Two individuals running, brief view repeated at slow motion Locality Souss Massa National Park, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2012 2 years ago 20 sec 4.2
Three birds on a perch, then jumping down Locality Rabat Zoo, Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer Region, Morocco
Josep del Hoyo 7 April 2007 7 years ago 29 sec 3.8
Two birds on a perch, then one of them flying down Locality Rabat Zoo, Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer Region, Morocco
Josep del Hoyo 7 April 2007 7 years ago 40 sec 3.4
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Bird on stone.
Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands (ssp koenigi)
Tadeusz Rosinski 25 February 2015 10 weeks ago 4.9
adult on rock near Ait Mansour
Locality Morocco (ssp barbara)
Tom Heijnen 23 March 2010 1 year ago 4.8
The bird is quite common in Sardinia
Locality Sardinia, Italy (ssp barbara)
raniero massoli-novelli 1 June 2008 4 years ago 4.3
Locality Los Cristianos, Tenerife, Canary Islands (ssp koenigi)
Fran Trabalon 31 January 2015 13 weeks ago 4.1
Barbary Partridge (Alectoris barbara)
Locality Tenerife, Canary Islands
Jacques Erard 15 July 2013 1 year ago 4
An adult bird
Locality Gennargentu Massif, Sardinia, Italy
raniero massoli-novelli 1 February 2010 4 years ago 4
Calls of a bird taking flight (from a Raven) Locality Barranco de la Torre, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
Stuart Fisher 8 March 2008 5 years ago 4
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Several birds calling from a banana plantation. Locality Alcalá, Tenerife, Canary Islands
Eric Roualet 11 December 2014 16 weeks ago 0