Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) - HBW 2, p. 485

French: Perdrix bartavelle German: Steinhuhn Spanish: Perdiz Griega

Taxonomy: Perdix graeca Meisner, 1804, Greece.
Forms superspecies with A. magna, A. chukar and A. philbyi. Treatment of this species has varied considerably; has been considered to include A. chukar and A. magna in the past. Possibly hybridizes with A. chukar in some areas and with A. rufa, which is introduced in parts of France. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • saxatilis (Bechstein, 1805) - Alps from France to Austria and W Yugoslavia; Appennines.
  • graeca (Meisner, 1804) - SE Yugoslavia to Greece and Bulgaria.
  • whitakeri Schiebel, 1934 - Sicily.

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