Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) - HBW 2, p. 504

French: Perdrix grise German: Rebhuhn Spanish: Perdiz Pardilla
Other common names: Common Partridge

Taxonomy: Tetrao Perdix Linneaus, 1758, Europe = Sweden.
Internal taxonomy needs revision. Proposed race italica normally included within nominate perdix. Seven subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • hispaniensis Reichenow, 1892 - NE Portugal and N Spain.
  • armoricana Hartert, 1917 - Normandy and C France N to Ardennes and Morvan Mts.
  • sphagnetorum (Altum, 1894) - NE Netherlands and NW Germany.

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  • hispaniensis Reichenow, 1892 - NE Portugal and N Spain.
  • armoricana Hartert, 1917 - Normandy and C France N to Ardennes and Morvan Mts.
  • sphagnetorum (Altum, 1894) - NE Netherlands and NW Germany.
  • perdix (Linnaeus, 1758) - British Is and Scandinavia to Alps and Balkans.
  • lucida (Altum, 1894) - Finland E to Ural Mts and S to Black Sea and N Caucasus.
  • canescens Buturlin, 1906 - Turkey, Caucasus, Transcaucasia and Iran.
  • robusta Homeyer & Tancré, 1883 - basin of lower R Ural E through Kazakhstan to SW Siberia and NW China (Xinjiang).