Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) - HBW 2, p. 486
French: Perdrix rouge
Spanish: Perdiz Roja
Taxonomy: Tetrao rufus Linneaus, 1758, southern Europe = north Italy.
Previously placed in superspecies with A. chukar, A. philbyi and A. barbara; now considered to be more distant from the reconstituted superspecies of A. magna, A. graeca, A. chukar and A. philbyi. Population of Corsica has been separated in race corsa, but usually included in rufa; race australis described from Gran Canaria (Canary Is), where species is introduced. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- rufa (Linnaeus, 1758) - France, NW Italy, Elba and Corsica.
- hispanica (Seoane, 1894) - N & W Iberian Peninsula.
- intercedens (A. E. Brehm, 1857) - E & S Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Is.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 44 videos
Two birds on the ground looking around. Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp intercedens)
Jesús Laborda 18 June 2012 2 years ago 51 sec 4.4
Adult on a hay stack Locality Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France (ssp rufa)
Alain Fossé 25 May 2009 5 years ago 31 sec 4.4
An adult bird walking on the ground in different directions Locality Castrejon Reservoir, Toledo, Castile-La Mancha, Spain (ssp hispanica)
Juan Sanabria 31 October 2006 7 years ago 31 sec 4.3
A bird going to drink. Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp hispanica)
Jesús Laborda 18 June 2009 5 years ago 51 sec 4.3
A bird standing and looking to the sky at the end. Locality Osera, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp intercedens)
Jesús Laborda 16 April 2008 6 years ago 40 sec 4.3
Foraging on the ground and running Locality The Colesbourne Inn, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (ssp introduced)
Joe Angseesing 21 June 2013 12 weeks ago 1 min 15 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 42 photos
adult on the ground
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Stefan_Thiel 31 March 2014 1 year ago 4.7
Adult with chicks.
Locality Lleida Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp intercedens)
Fran Trabalon 14 June 2014 8 weeks ago 4.6
A bird on the ground.
Locality Muel, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp intercedens)
Jesús Laborda 7 July 2012 2 years ago 4.5
Red legged partridge on a rock
Locality La Cañada Observatory, La Cañada, Ávila, Castile and Leon, Spain
juan 14 December 2013 1 year ago 4.1
Caught during a ringing work.
Locality Grignan, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France (ssp rufa)
Georges Olioso 7 December 2006 5 years ago 4.1
An adult walking on the ground
Locality Whinfell Forest, Cumbria, England, Great Britain
Andy Emmerson 5 June 2014 31 weeks ago 4