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Red-legged Partridge
(Alectoris rufa)

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Scientific Information

Other Names:

Subspecies: French Red-legged Partridge A. r. rufa, Spanish Red-legged Partridge A. r. intercedens, Corsican Red-legged Partridge A. r. corsa.

Range: Southwestern Europe - Spain, Portugal, France and Italy.This species has been introduced into many places worldwide, including the Canary Islands, the Azores, England, New Zealand and some parts of North America.

Habitat: Rocky hillsides, dry grasslands and cultivated lands.

Status in Wild: Still considered common, but is declining in parts of its native range.


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