Philby's Rock Partridge

(Alectoris philbyi)

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Alectoris philbyi
Photo by Dee Messick


Scientific Information

Other Names: Philby's Partridge

Subspecies: None recognized; sometimes considered to be a race of the Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca.

Range: Southwestern Arabia and northern Yemen, range overlaped by the Arabian Partridge.

Habitat: Shares same habitat as melanocephala, but at lower altitudes (usually above 4500 feet and up to 9000 feet, Johnsgard 1988).

Status in Wild: Not well known, but believed to not be threatened.



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(l to r): 1-2, Roman Kmicikewycz; 3, Dee Messick.



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